Daniel Ricciardo: “I left everything I had on the track”

Daniel Ricciardo admitted he was proud with his performance at the Hungaroring on Sunday after taking his first podium finish of the season with third place.

The Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver was competitive throughout the race, and was challenging the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg for second when the two clashed on the exit of turn one, breaking Ricciardo’s front wing and necessitating a trip to the pits to replace it that ultimately saw him finish behind team-mate Daniil Kvyat.

“It was definitely an eventful race but one I am very proud of,” insisted Ricciardo. “I have mixed emotions but I‘m grateful to be on the podium.

“It’s been a tough year and to have two cars on the podium is pretty surreal. I pushed hard in the last stint when I was on new softs so the opportunity was there to go for the race win.

“It’s a shame that Nico and I made contact but I wore my heart on my sleeve and left everything I had on the track.”