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Webber: Ricciardo's first F1 win ‘a big step’

Mark Webber believes Daniel Ricciardo's first grand prix victory will prove to be “a big step” in his F1 career
Mark Webber believes Daniel Ricciardo's first grand prix victory will prove to be “a big step” in his F1 career.

Ricciardo won Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix by overtaking Nico Rosberg a little over two laps from the end of the race, giving him his maiden win in just his seventh race for Red Bull since replacing Webber. Having watched the race on television, Webber – who now races sportscars for Porsche – admitted he hadn't seen the opportunity for a Red Bull win coming.

“To be honest, I've enjoyed the change in chapter in my career, but I've still watched a few races,” Webber told NBC's MotorSportsTalk. “I watched the start [of the Canadian GP] and it wasn't looking that exciting. A bit touch and go. But then I saw the Mercs have problems.”

Webber also said he has been impressed with the way Ricciardo has taken to his first season at Red Bull under new regulations and expects him to get even stronger off the back of his victory.

“For Daniel to get his first win was incredible for him. He hasn't put a wheel wrong all year so far. There's been testing regulations, wet qualifyings, and all sorts of stuff that's been thrown at him. But for him to notch up his first win is a big step for him.”



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Corkey

June 11, 2014 10:21 AM

Maybe a bit of both? I am pretty sure he's more than happy Dan is giving Seb a run for his money. He's a likeable young lad from his country, and Mark is a top fellow. I'm sure he had felt something was missing from F1 in his later years and he seems happy with his decision to move on.



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