‘Ricciardo is one of the best overtakers’

Date published: November 16 2017 - Editor

Racing from 14th on the grid to sixth at the chequered flag in Brazil, Christian Horner believes Daniel Ricciardo showed himself to be “one of the best overtakers” in F1.

Although Ricciardo qualified fifth for last Sunday’s grand prix, engine penalties meant the Australian started the race down in 14th place.

Ricciardo, though, was quick to recover as he sliced his way through the field.

The Red Bull racer finished P6, earning him praise from his team boss.

“Danny Ric again, some great passing moves by him again,” Horner told Sky Sports after the race.

“He came past us on the pitwall and you thought ‘he should get close into Turn 1’, and then he’s past!

“He brakes so late, so deep. He’s really mastered that now.

“That’s why for me he’s one of the best overtakers out there, if not the best.”