Ricciardo goes from 19th to fifth in incredible drive

Ricciardo goes from 19th to fifth in incredible drive

Ricciardo goes from 19th to fifth in incredible drive

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

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'.

What a drive! Image: Getty

"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.

"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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