F1 » Unexpected points for Ricciardo, di Resta

A last lap dash for points brought rewards for local favourite Daniel Ricciardo and 'never say die' Paul di Resta in the Australian Grand Prix.

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March 19, 2012 3:52 PM

Paul got the 9th fastest lap in the race which was done on the 2nd last lap so maybe next weekend with higher temperatures and possibly higher tyre degradation they might have a good race. Brilliant last lap though!

Gavac220 - Unregistered

March 19, 2012 10:15 PM

Daniel did do well but Vergne was the brighter light considering this was his first ever F1 race, in a TR or otherwise, and was beating his team mate right up till the end. Real positives for TR, and I truly hope Di Resta manages to get the car to work better for him next week.

Real shame for Williams though.

It's gonna be a great year for true F1 fans.

JP - Unregistered

March 19, 2012 11:35 PM

@Gavac220, how so? Ricciardo got very nearly taken out at the start and was forced to the back of the field and drove very well to recover and finish in the points and set some quality lap times and sector times. And he still overtook Vergne in the end. (BTW I'm not a big Ricciardo fan, just think he's got good potential)

cockroach - Unregistered

March 20, 2012 12:36 AM

CJD The fact the Daniel had a shunt at the start, went into the pits for a new nose and then re-joined at the rear of the pack to then finish in the points was a fantastic effort, Vergne drove well but without any dramas unlike Daniel!


March 20, 2012 8:11 AM

I was also more impressed with Vergne. Ricciardo's performance was really good from the last place, but it wasn't his first ever F1 race as Vergne's. The French also set the fastest lap of the race at one point. But I must admit both of them was really good, Toro Rosso's new line up has potential.


March 20, 2012 11:02 AM
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I agree that Vergne poses as a tough competitor for Ricciardo, and whoever ends up on top at the end of the season is likely to be a genuine chance for promotion to the senior team as Seb's understudy.

I wish their helmets did not look so alike, as I had difficulty differentiating them on the track.

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