Christian Horner has heaped praise on Hungarian Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo for delivering a “truly sensational” performance.
The Red Bull driver jumped up the order during the first Safety Car period of Sunday’s race, when the top four missed the chance to pit immediately, and made his tyre strategy work to remain a member of the leading pack.
He ultimately came out on top in a close battle with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton after a pair of bold passes.
“Daniel was truly sensational,” said Red Bull team boss Horner.
“Starting in wet conditions, he benefitted from being a little bit further back and getting in for slick tyres at the first Safety Car and then managed to make his strategy work on the Soft tyres through the next stages of the race.