After being forced to start the British Grand Prix way back in 19th, Daniel Ricciardo absolutely stormed through the field.

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Ricciardo went into the race with a five-place grid penalty because he changed the gearbox on his Red Bull.

Chasing a sixth-straight podium finish, Ricciardo's Silverstone issues were further compounded when his car suffered a suspected turbo failure during qualifying.

But the Aussie produced a drive for the ages once his technical problems were sorted, storming home to finish fifth and winning 'drive of the day'.

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"I just felt like the whole race I was overtaking cars and I hope the fans enjoyed it," Ricciardo said.

"It was great fun coming back through the field and I gave it everything.

"I've been really happy with how I've been putting my Sundays together for the last handful of races.

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"It's been strong and to get fifth from the back today I really couldn't ask for more.

"Last week I was the hunted and this week the hunter, I love the fight of this sport and today I felt I could really enjoy that.

"I would give this race ten out of ten in terms of fun."

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes scored for a record-equalling fifth British GP win on Sunday and closed to within one point of Ferrari championship leader Sebastian Vettel.

with AAP

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