Daniel Ricciardo finishes thirteenth on his return to System One on the Hungarian Grand Prix…whereas Oscar Piastri crosses the road fifth as younger Australian narrowly misses on first podium of his profession
The Australian fell to 18th on the first nook after Zhou Guanyu hit Tsunoda, inflicting a collision that compelled the Alpine duo of Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon to retire.
Ricciardo recovered effectively and regardless of working final for the opening spell of the race, he managed to climb again into midfield.
It’s a optimistic begin for the eight-time Grand Prix winner, who joined AlphaTauri for the remainder of the season on mortgage from Pink Bull earlier this month after the staff parted methods with rookie driver Nyck De Vries.
Ricciardo’s return has been welcomed by many within the paddock, with reigning world champion and former teammate Verstappen admitting he by no means needed the Australian to depart Pink Bull in 2018.
Daniel Ricciardo completed thirteenth on his return to System One with AlphaTauri on Sunday
The Australian returned to the game earlier this month after signing a short-term contract with AlphaTauri to exchange Nyck De Vries
‘I by no means truly needed him to depart,’ he stated.
‘It is nice to have Daniel again on the grid and inside the household.
‘We all know that we get on very effectively, and if Daniel does effectively the place he’s now, then in fact you may have the chance to return up [to Red Bull], proper?
‘It is all open, to be sincere.
‘I spoke already fairly a bit with Daniel final week. I may see he was very excited, additionally after driving our automobile [in a tyre test at Silverstone].’
Piastri, in the meantime, seemed effectively poised to assert a maiden podium end however needed to accept fifth place as an alternative.
The 21-year-old, who changed Ricciardo at McLaren this season, began fourth and ran in second within the early phases of the race behind race winner Max Verstappen, who secured his seventh consecutive win.
Oscar Piastri completed fifth, narrowly lacking out on a primary profession podium
However the Australian was overtaken by teammate Lando Norris after his first step, with the Briton benefiting from McLaren’s determination to pit him earlier than Piastri.
Norris ultimately held on for second place, securing back-to-back podiums for the primary time in his profession after ending second at Silverstone a fortnight in the past.
Sergio Perez completed third with Lewis Hamilton a disappointing fourth after ranging from pole place.
Verstappen’s win means Pink Bull have now received the final 12 races in a row, a brand new System One document.