Russia

Last Race: 12th Oct Russia

Russia GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

Ricciardo: A pretty quiet evening

Saturday 10th November 2012

Share:

Ricciardo: A pretty quiet evening

Ricciardo: A pretty quiet evening

Daniel Ricciardo's fourth top-ten result in five races may have come in an eventful Abu Dhabi GP but for the Toro Rosso driver it was anything but.

Racing from 16th to tenth last Sunday evening, the most notable incident for the Australian came behind the Safety Car when Sebastian Vettel had to leave the track to avoid hitting running into him.

Other than that, it was an uneventful evening with Ricciardo taking advantage of his rivals' mistakes as he slowly but surely worked his way up the order, making just one passing move.

"While it seems like the most eventful race of the year, I've got to admit not much of the action happened to me," he wrote in his Toro Rosso blog.

"I had a pretty quiet evening, all things considered. Mostly I was watching what was going on and picking up places as other people fell off.

"It's not the sort of race I'd have chosen - I'd much rather have been in the thick of it but sometimes you're banging wheels and others you're all on your own.

"We stayed out there to the end and were durable enough to score. I was really happy to get 10th: the team did a really good job to get me there.

"The only pass I made was on JEV. I got a good run and caught him with the DRS.

"I managed to get my nose alongside, he knew I had fresher tyres and more grip at that point of the race, so he fought his corner hard but eventually I think he decided to not hold me up."

Highs & Lows Of Alonso At Ferrari

Editor's Picks

Alonso's Ferrari Highs And Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs And Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Sporting rumours should always be taken with a pinch of salt, but F1 has proven time and time again that where there's smoke, there's fire...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

The Russian Grand Prix was a great event but a poor race, thanks to Pirelli's failure to do basic research...

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

What's not to like about three-car teams? Bernie's suggestion has been dismissed by the purists, but it would tighten up the racing...