Brazil

Last Race: 09th Nov Brazil

Brazil GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Lewis Hamilton
3 Felipe Massa

Alonso praises 'fantastic' Ricciardo

Monday 21st July 2014

Share:

Alonso praises 'fantastic' Ricciardo

Alonso praises 'fantastic' Ricciardo

Having raced wheel-to-wheel with Daniel Ricciardo in Germany, Fernando Alonso has praised the "very smart" and "very respectful" Aussie.

Battling for position in the closing stages of Sunday's race at the Hockenheimring, Alonso and Ricciardo raced wheel-to-wheel.

The Ferrari driver, who decided to "fight with Ricciardo" rather than save fuel, won the battle, finishing fifth to Ricciardo's sixth.

The double World Champion was full of praise for the new Red Bull driver, who has proven himself throughout the season.

"Daniel is a surprise from Australia. I think he's doing unbelievable," Alonso said. "I think he's seven-three in the first ten races with Sebastian [Vettel], so it's something we probably didn't suspect.

"He's driving fantastically and he was battling very smart - always taking the slipstream off me after I pass him and braking very late, attacking very late and never missing a corner.

"He was very, very smart, very respectful with the rules and it was a great fight."

Final Qualifying Day For 2014

Editor's Picks

NTF1News: Disney Movie

NTF1News: Disney Movie

Among news items this week, tales of the Honey Badger, plus Disney's new movie about the engine row - Un-Frozen...

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg kept his lock-ups to a minimum as Turn 4 came back to haunt Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos...

Winners And Losers: US GP

Winners And Losers: US GP

It was a gripping race in the Lone Star state with a clinical victory for Lewis Hamilton to make it five wins in a row...

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Jenson Button says he would have no problem partnering Fernando Alonso at McLaren as "nothing scares" him...

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...