Daniel Ricciardo charges his first podium for Renault alongside his first ever in Formulation 1, as his third place on the Eifel Grand Prix ensures Cyril Abiteboul will get a tattoo of his selection.
The Renault managing director agreed to get a tattoo if Ricciardo scored a podium this season, with the Australian allowed to select the design. Three fourth-place finishes for Ricciardo had elevated the curiosity within the wager and on the Nurburgring Ricciardo duly delivered a robust third place after Valtteri Bottas retired with an influence unit subject.
“To be trustworthy, it seems like the primary podium over again,” Ricciardo mentioned. “The sensation I’ve now, it’s like that actually joyful shock. I can’t actually bear in mind the race, the place it actually occurred for us. I had the beginning, it was vital to get (Alex) Albon and (Charles) Leclerc. Leclerc held on for a couple of laps and defended nicely, however then I received him.
“That set us up, then Valtteri had an issue in order that gave us the monitor place. However we knew (Lando) Norris and (Sergio) Perez have been going very nicely on the smooth (tire). The protection automotive restart on the finish, I used to be very near getting Max (Verstappen), however us tussling meant that Perez received very shut and I believed that he was going to get me into Flip 4.
“So it was fairly traumatic, however it’s been two and a half years since I’ve had a podium and (it’s) very nice. Once we signed on the dotted line, this Renault contract, it was to be up right here and get a podium by 12 months two. We achieved that. Subsequent 12 months is one other story — I’m shifting on however I feel this actually does nonetheless cap a reasonably cool story we’ve had and shared for these two years. The excellent news is it’s not over but.”
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Abiteboul doesn’t have any tattoos but, however Ricciardo — who has a number of — insists he’s going to make sure the wager is honored, one thing his boss himself insisted he would do on Sunday night time.
“It’s actual — it will occur. We should do some considering now. In all probability one thing to do with me, however I feel with a German taste. That is clearly the place we did it, so a little bit tip of the hat to one thing conventional in Germany as nicely.
“I do know a couple of artists in London, and clearly we each spend a while in London with our schedules with the workforce simply north of London, so I might need to get somebody to do a name in and we’ll arrange a little bit home studio for him, I reckon.”