Daniel Ricciardo pulled off the overtake of the day in the Italian GP with a stunning move on Kimi Raikkonen on his way to fourth place.
The ever-cheery Daniel Ricciardo was over the moon after finishing fourth at Monza. The Aussie made a stunning comeback after starting 16th with a penalty, narrowly missing out on a podium as he chased down Sebastian Vettel late in the race.
The 28-year-old was bouncing up and down in a post-race interview with a female reporter and got a little too enthusiastic when he heard how excited the commentators were as he pulled off a number of overtakes.
Ricciardo left his braking to the very final moment to dive down the inside of the Ferrari into Turn One and had the Sky F1 commentators and team boss Christian Horner purring with appreciation.
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“That wasn’t even an overtaking opportunity,” Martin Brundle said.
“That was from so far back. A lunge with a capital L. Spectacular. One for the CV.”
Horner told Sky F1: “He made some phenomenal overtaking moves.
“He’s one of the best overtakers out there. His ability to brake late and still make the apex. It was Nigel Mansell-esque.”
Ricciardo himself said he had “put the blinkers” on as he made the move.
“Hopefully we created some highlights for the year,” he told Sky F1.
“I’ll give Kimi credit for racing clean and fair. But I’d have done the move on anyone to be honest.
“I was aware the deeper I got towards the front the harder overtakes would be. I had blinkers on for the move and happy to pull it off.”
Mercedes dominated in Italy this year with Vatteri Bottas claiming second ahead of Sebastian Vettel (third) and Daniel Ricciardo (fourth).