July 16, 2024

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Daniel Ricciardo has impressed the F1 world after a brilliant P4 finish in the Miami GP Sprint Race. The Honey Badger was heavily criticized for getting out-qualified by teammate Yuki Tsunoda four consecutive times in 2024. The negativity reached a tipping point when fans and certain F1 experts wrote him off, demanding Liam Lawson replace him at VCARB. However, he has shut all doubters by displaying glimpses of his vintage self.

After Ricciardo’s Japanese GP DNF, F1 pundit, Richard Bradley declared that Lawson would replace him after the Miami GP. More such critical voices were heard in the media. But coming into Miami, VCARB found themselves in a pleasant place. With a new floor upgrade to their VCARB01, both Ricciardo and Tsunoda felt confident in the only practice session. However, things changed in Sprint Qualifying. While the Japanese driver couldn’t make it out of SQ2, his Aussie teammate beat Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari, both Aston Martins, McLarens, and Mercedes’ to secure P4 on the grid.

Building on the Qualifying performance, Ricciardo aced the 19-lap Sprint race. He defended hard to keep Sainz’s SF24 behind and finished in P4 – VCARB’s highest finish. “Let’s go, baby! Whoo!” the Honey Badger exclaimed on his post-race team radio. In the post-race F1TV interview, he said, “It felt awesome. Obviously, fighting towards the front feels so nice. To be honest, every lap I was able to hold Carlos off, I gave myself a pat on the back.”

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