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Ricciardo secures back-to-back podiums in Monaco (VIDEO)

May 25, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT

Daniel Ricciardo bravely said yesterday that he would not settle for anything less than a podium finish in the Monaco Grand Prix, but he delivered on his promise today by finishing in third place.

For the first time this season, Red Bull appeared to be able to keep Mercedes in sight, with Ricciardo staying within a few tenths of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton’s pace. After a poor start that saw him drop down to fifth, the Australian was fortunate to pick up two places when Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen hit trouble.

In the final few stages of the race, though, Lewis Hamilton’s pace dropped when he got something in his eye. Ricciardo sensed this and put in fastest lap after fastest lap in an attempt to catch the Briton. Ultimately, he fell just four-tenths of a second short, but it was a titanic effort nevertheless.

With this result, Ricciardo has moved up to fourth place in the drivers’ championship ahead of four-time world champion Vettel, and will be keen on scoring his third straight podium finish at the Canadian Grand Prix in two weeks’ time.

  1. techmeister1 - May 25, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Congrats to Daniel. I hope he is in negotiations to get our of Red B.S. Racing A.S.A.P. and get with a scrupulous team.

    It just makes me SO HAPPY to see Vettel feeling the wrath of true Karma. As ye sow scumbag, so shall ye reap. My only hope is that the “Karma” continues for at least 2-3 years so he has a glimpse of how Red B.S. Racing intentionally abused Webber for years.

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