He gave the French team the first podium place since 2011, when Nick Heidfeld finished third in Malaysia. “It’s been a long time for me too. It feels like a first stage. We’ve all been waiting a long time for it, so I think everyone at Renault will enjoy it, ”said Ricciardo.
His old teammate Max Verstappen said after the finish, when he heard over the radio that Ricciardo had finished third, that he was already curious which tattoo the Australian would choose for his team boss Cyril Abiteboul.
A bet that the Frenchman will now have to honor. Ricciardo: „That will certainly happen. Now I’m going to think about what we’re going to do. I choose the design and he the place where the tattoo will be placed. It’s going to be something that has to do with me, but also with Germany. Because that’s where it happened. ”
Abiteboul cannot exactly remember the bet, as it came about ‘after drinking a number of beers’. “But I am a man of my word, so he will definitely come. I just have to determine how big it will be and where it will go. I think Daniel could choose the design and I could choose the place and the size. So in that respect I’ll get away well. ”
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