Daniel Ricciardo has won his first Monaco Grand Prix, and it was the most special win among the other 6 in his career so far. It was the race of Redemption as he described it over team radio!
The Aussie has certainly crossed the line with an engine problem left him with 25% reduced power to win his seventh Grand Prix, and his first win from pole position, as he has never won a race from the top three and was voted driver of the day.
He was the fastest every session in practice and qualifying this weekend with new records, however, Horner had resembled Ricciardo's victory with Michael Schumacher's 1994 in Barcelona Grand Prix when the German finished second despite being stuck in fifth gear.
"Unbelievable, he was not going to give this race up this weekend," Horner said.
"He worked it out and I can't praise him enough for this victory, especially after 2016 when it was a disastrous race for him. To win today, I'm really proud of him.
"Daniel is a big part of our team and he's the complete article now. You can hear his composure in the car, when something goes wrong there was no panic, no raise of voice. It was 'I've lost power, what do I do, give me some instructions'. He added
Ricciardo's future is mysterious as he is out of contract with Red Bull at the end of the season and he has repeatedly said he is in no rush to decide his future team.
What makes this season so excited is that Lewis, Vettel, and Ricciardo are equal as each of them has won two races so far, thus, the Aussie is now jumped up to third in the Drivers' Championship. "It is definitely a three-way fight," Hamilton said.
"Seb is still the strongest. Their car has worked well all season so far. But it is a three-way fight and Red Bull will continue to get stronger through the year." he added.
On the other side, Sebastian Vettel has came to an agreement with his rival Lewis Hamilton and believes the outcome of the final results related with all the three team's team-mates. "The battle is between all three teams and all six drivers," Vettel told Sky F1.
"It is very early still and a long way to go. For sure what we take today is the points," he added.
All in all, It was an impressive weekend for the Austrean team, as they were able to dominate around Monaco's street, smashes Monaco lap record in all free practices. Ricciardo was third in Monaco last year, and stood heartbroken on the podium of Monaco in 2016 after taking pole and finished second when it's been cruelly snatched from him by a botched pit stop. Oh Yea, It was a "Redemption Day"