Germany

Last Race: 20th Jul Germany

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

Ricciardo 'pleased' with points

Monday 15th April 2013

 RSS

Share:

Ricciardo 'pleased' with points

Ricciardo 'pleased' with points

Daniel Ricciardo says it was "very good" to score his first points of the season in China, bringing his STR home in seventh place.

Having failed to reach the chequered flag in the opening two races, Ricciardo put in a massive display to qualify seventh around the Shanghai circuit on Saturday.

And although Ricciardo's race could have been seriously hurt by an early incident with Nico Rosberg that necessitated a pitstop for a new nose, the Aussie bounced back to finish seventh.

"It's good, very good," the 23-year-old told Sky Sports F1.

"I realised in Bahrain last year you can get a good qualifying but doesn't mean anything if you can't get a result in the race.

"I was quite calm after Saturday's performance and kept cool and relaxed because I knew the job was still ahead and I'm really pleased I pulled it off.

"Not only for myself but for the team, I think it's really good momentum for us and after two weekends we forgot this is the best result we could have asked."

Added to that, Ricciardo was also not far off from Felipe Massa, crossing the line less than two seconds after the Ferrari driver.

"The Ferrari was definitely getting bigger [into view].

"I was hoping for a couple more [places] to be honest, I don't think Massa was too far away, but I'll take seventh to be honest. We can't complain with that."

Race Day At The Hockenheimring

Editor's Picks

Winners & Losers: Germany

Winners & Losers: Germany

Not the best result, but Daniel Ricciardo drove the finest race of his F1 career on a storming afternoon at Hockenheim...

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

There appears to be a sense of déjà vu for Ferrari since the return of Kimi Raikkonen, and perhaps it's time for the team to cut their losses...

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Daniil Kvyat is bossing his more experienced team-mate, unlike Kevin Magnussen. Fernando Alonso still has the biggest margin...

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...