Daniel Ricciardo was correct to point out following the 2017 Azerbaijan GP that all five of his wins have come at crazy F1 races. Here’s a quick recap of all five of those events.
2014 Canadian Grand Prix
Mercedes were running 1-2 at the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix when the brakes started to fail on both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton’s machines.
Daniel Ricciardo snuck by both Mercedes cars to take his maiden Formula One win.
2014 Hungarian Grand Prix
Rain in the area and early safety car periods had mixed up the strategy at the start of the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix. At the end of the race, Ricciardo was chasing down Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso for the win.
Ricciardo got by both Hamilton and Alonso with three laps left to go and went on to take his second win of the season.
2014 Belgian Grand Prix
Ricciardo would only have to wait one more race for his next win, which came after the Mercedes teammates infamously collided on Lap 2 while battling for the lead.
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Ricciardo picked up his third win of the season at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. He was the only non-Mercedes driver to win in 2014.
2016 Malaysia Grand Prix
After Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg tangled at the start, Daniel Ricciardo found himself holding teammate Max Verstappen off in a battle for second. The battle for second turned into a battle for the lead when Lewis Hamilton’s engine failed, ultimately costing him the championship.
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Ricciardo was able to hold off teammate Verstappen for his first win since 2014.
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2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
After an aggressive move on a restart to move up to third, Daniel Ricciardo was gifted the lead after Lewis Hamilton was forced to pit for a new head rest and Sebastian Vettel was handed a 10-second stop-and-go penalty for running into Hamilton under the safety car.
Ricciardo held on up front to cross the line seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Lance Stroll in one of the craziest F1 races in recent memory.