Podium for Ricciardo in Monaco
DANIEL Ricciardo took his second trip to the podium this year with a strong third place in an incident-packed Monaco F1 Grand Prix.
The Duncraig driver finished a fraction of a second behind the Ferrari of second-placed Kimi Raikkonen, three seconds astern of winner and Ferrari teammate Sebastien Vettel.
Ferrari led from start to finish on the narrow, twisty streets of the principality’s iconic circuit, with pole-sitter Raikkonen leading until lap 40 of the 78-lap race.
Ricciardo started from fifth on the grid and stayed out longer than teammate Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas, a judicious move that let him leapfrog the two and rejoin the race with a clear track.
He made the most of it, steadily cutting into Raikkonen’s lead and was just marginally behind at the finish, despite clipping a wall in the frantic final laps.
On the podium, a jubilant Vettel took his trophy from Prince Albert and a wide-smiling Ricciardo kissed his trophy.
Daniel Ricciardo was thrilled to finish third at Monaco.