Daniel Ricardo “Bless the luck of the safety car in Yuki Tsunoda’s crash” / McLaren F1 Singapore GP[F1-Gate.com]

Daniel Ricardo (McLaren) finished the Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2022 final in 5th place. “We needed this result,” he said.

For Daniel Ricciardo, who has decided to leave McLaren at the end of this season, fifth place is the best result of the season. He and teammate Lando Norris benefited from a free safety car stop on lap 36.

Mistakes from Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen also helped McLaren to a great result at Marina Bay.

“I needed this result and I want to enjoy it in Japan as much as I look forward to it,” said Daniel Ricciardo.

“I’m happy with the result. It’s definitely a good feeling. It’s been a while. I think the last top five was maybe a year ago in Saudi Arabia … not once this year. Sad, but I don’t know how this year has been, and I certainly feel lucky.”

Daniel Ricciardo, who improved from 16th on the grid and finished in the top 5, ended his four consecutive points. The safety car was introduced by Yuki Tsunoda’s retirement at the time when McLaren was waiting for the pit stop.

“It sounded tempting to put the slicks on before the safety car, but it wasn’t the right decision, so we bet on the timing and we were able to beat the others in that period. , came the safety car in. We made a very big profit with the Tsunoda incident,” said Daniel Ricciardo.

“It was a good situation for us and in the end we were back in the points. Obviously a very important day for the team.”

After the race, Daniel Ricciardo made the following comments to the McLaren press release:

“I’m very happy. I haven’t been in the top five all season, so I’m very happy.”

“I feel that some things worked in our favor today, but I think we were very patient and mature.”

“It’s very tempting to jump on the slicks and try to be the hero where you are, but we were smart and bet on our timing and other cars and safety car opportunities. I think I was able to get

“I’m very happy that the first lap was good. I got some positions there too. We did everything right.”

“We maximized the top five and it’s a big point for the team in the Constructors’ Championship. There were smiles on everyone’s faces.”

Daniel Ricciardo McLaren F1 Singapore Grand Prix

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