GP analysis: Luck only had a little to do with it
Daniel Ricciardo needed a well-timed safety car to get into victory contention, but EDD STRAW explains how from that moment he drove an inspired race to take a victory that cements him as one of F1's superstars
Daniel Ricciardo had one slice of luck on his way to Hungarian Grand Prix victory. That came when Marcus Ericsson launched his Caterham into the wall too late for the top four to make it into the pits.
The Australian, who spent the early stages of the race running sixth, had dropped five seconds behind Nico Rosberg, Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso thanks to being stuck behind Jenson Button's McLaren. It was enough of a delay to mean that he was able to make a late cut into the pits when the crash made a safety car inevitable.
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