Ricciardo full of praise for Albon's final phase: "I couldn't counter"
By Moritz Voss 15 September 2020 | 11:17
Daniel Ricciardo can't wait for Cyril Abiteboul to get that tattoo. The Australian made a bet with his team boss, that if he reaches a podium finish in 2020 the Frenchman will have to get a tattoo designed by Ricciardo.
"I don't think you will see a man so enthusiastic about getting his first tattoo", Ricciardo said after the Grand Prix of Tuscany, where crossed the finish line in fourth position. Ricciardo continues: "The fear that initially prevailed in him has been replaced by anticipation."
For much of the Tuscan Grand Prix, it looked as if the former Red Bull driver was going to take third place for Renault. Ricciardo looks back on the race with disappointment and satisfaction: "It felt like we haven't been any closer so far."
Albon too strong
Where exactly did it go wrong? According to Ricciardo, Alexander Albon simply had an excellent final phase. Because of the Thai, Abiteboul is still walking around without a tattoo: "Alex had a lot of pace towards the end of the race. With little fuel, his car came to life more than ours."
"He attacked at a fast pace, I couldn't counter", Ricciardo recalls. Towards the end of the interview he optimistically adds: "Fourth is a good result, we're getting closer." (Photo: Renault Sport Media)
Ricciardo on the Tuscan GP
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