Even if you’re in one of the quicker cars on the grid, starting on the back row for a Formula 1 race is far from the ideal situation.
So, bouncing back and charging up to fifth is a pretty amazing result, in the grand scheme of things – and Ricciardo’s fight up the field was epic to watch.
Dany Ric’s start was good, but he got shoved off at Luffield early on, which was a bit rude. It didn’t stop him from fighting back, though.
During a frantic, action-packed race for Ricciardo, he pulled off some awesome overtakes (his dummy on Felipe Massa was lovely, as was his last-lap pass on Nico Hulkenberg) to take P5.
Not bad, not bad at all.