McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo is the man of the day.
The Australian had a fantastic weekend, controlling the race and having conquered the additional point for the quickest lap.
Not only did McLaren get to take the top step of the podium, but they got to get a 1-2 finish with Ricciardo's teammate, Lando Norris, coming in not far behind securing the second step of the podium.
THAT WAS MEGA!!! 🏆🏆 P1 and P2, what an awesome day for the team, I’m so proud of everyone’s hard work to earn this result. 🍾 Daniel, Lando - you crushed it. ⁰— Zak Brown (@ZBrownCEO) September 12, 2021
Now, let’s celebrate! #ItalianGP pic.twitter.com/dTxtSQO3nK
This race is significant to McLaren for many reasons, not only is it the first time since 2018 that Ricciardo won, but also the first time since 2012 that McLaren team has won.
Ricciardo has had some crucial moments in his career for redemption, one of which he dfinitely won't ever forget because of the circumstances and the critics he has had to deal with.
Post-race, Ricciardo says, “Crazy, what an awesome day! We really set the tone from the start of the weekend. I think anyone that’s seen the demeanour this weekend, they’re not surprised. I’m really stoked that it turned into a victory. A big thanks to the team. Not only winning, but a one-two’s incredible. A lot of hard work went into this and we really earned it out there. I’m really, really happy.”
I did a thing. 🏆📞 pic.twitter.com/1SmFzuLeJG— McLaren (@McLarenF1) September 12, 2021