Surprise Performance Ricciardo Red Bull
Milton Keynes – Daniel Ricciardo two riders into the nearest competitor the Mercedes in Formula 1 this year. Ricciardo good performance turned out to make the team that defended, Red Bull, surprised.
Red Bull recruit Ricciardo of Toro Rosso at the beginning of this year. They make it as a replacement for Australian rider Mark Webber who left the world of F1.
Partner with four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, Ricciardo was originally estimated to be only the second rider will be unable to compete with Vettel. However, the results of the race says another.
After 12 series pass, Ricciardo collected three victories, namely in Canada, Hungary, and Belgium. He became the only rider other than Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton can win this season.
Ricciardo now third in the rider standings with 156 points, just below Rosberg (220 points) and Hamilton (191 points). Compare with Vettel now in sixth position with 98 points.
“To be honest we never thought he would be this tough,” said Red Bull team principal, Christian Horner, on ESPN F1.
“We knew he was fast, we knew he was a very good rider. However, I think none of us – even Daniel himself – knows how good he is,” said Horner.
“His confidence sky-high. He came up with the pressure and now he races with very beautiful. He was very economical with the car and the tires and the speed is very good,” he said.