Sport Ricciardo happy to take ‘TV time’ from Hamilton

01:06  17 july  2017
01:06  17 july  2017 Source:   PlanetF1

Austrian GP: Hamilton leads Verstappen in 1st practice

  Austrian GP: Hamilton leads Verstappen in 1st practice Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen in the first practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday.The British driver's best lap was 0.19 seconds quicker than Verstappen, who also did well in practice for the Azerbaijan GP two weeks ago.Hamilton's teammate, Valtteri Bottas, was third quickest at 0.37 behind. The Finnish driver twice span his car on the tricky Turn One.Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel, who was fourth, and Kimi Raikkonen, sixth behind Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, also had minor problems.

"I think in the end fifth was maximum," Ricciardo told Sky Sports. "I couldn't have got closer to the other guys. Crazy race and I had a battle the whole time so I enjoyed it a lot. "You've got to take a bit of TV time away from Lewis Hamilton and that's all I was doing, trying to put myself in the spotlight.

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Bottas holds on to beat Vettel

  Bottas holds on to beat Vettel Valtteri Bottas claimed his second F1 win with victory in the Austrian GP ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo. © Clive Mason/Getty Images Daniel Ricciardo of Australia Courtesy of his second place, Vettel has extended his lead of the world championship to 20 points after Lewis Hamilton was unable to pass Ricciardo for the final podium position in the closing stages.A largely uneventful race came alive at its conclusion as Hamilton challenged Ricciardo and Vettel tried to force victory out of Bottas' grasp.

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Daniel Ricciardo was glad he was able to put himself "into the spotlight" at the British Grand Prix after climbing 14 places at Silverstone.

The Aussie started the race from P19 due to a combination of a gearbox penalty and turbo issues in qualifying, but he put on a driving clinic to finish behind team-mate Max Verstappen.

Although his run of consecutive podium finishes is now over, a joky Ricciado was still pleased with his performance.

  Ricciardo happy to take ‘TV time’ from Hamilton © Getty Images "I think in the end fifth was maximum," Ricciardo told Sky Sports. "I couldn't have got closer to the other guys. Crazy race and I had a battle the whole time so I enjoyed it a lot.

"You've got to take a bit of TV time away from Lewis Hamilton and that's all I was doing, trying to put myself in the spotlight. 

"I'm very excited about it [the Red Bull engine upgrade in Hungary]. I can't wait. Budapest is a great track. We're going to Hungary, right now I'm hungry, so catch you later!"

Formula 1 2017: Starting grid, lineup for British Grand Prix at Silverstone .
Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images Lewis Hamilton has pole for the British Grand Prix, and he’ll need it to keep up in the Drivers Championship. Ferrari’s Vettel qualified in third for Sunday’s race, behind teammate Kimi Raikkonen and the Mercedes of Hamilton. Valtterri Bottas, Hamilton’s partner, had a shot at a top spot but incurred a five-place grid penalty due to a premature gearbox change.

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