Ricciardo & Power’s victories cap great Aussie Motorsport weekend
What a weekend! Does it get any better for Aussie Motorsport fans?
Ricciardo Wins in Monaco
Young Aussie Red Bull Formula 1 Driver with the ‘shoey’ celebration and best known for stunning series’ of audacious passing manoeuvres, Daniel Ricciardo uncharacteristically put on a display of incredible composure and defensive driving know-how to starve off Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and secure his second win of the F1 season.
Ricciardo’s drive was made all the more incredible by the skill he showed to nurse his injured vehicle (losing power midway through the race). He left his pit crew agape with admiration and chief Red Bull race engineer was heard to say on the team radio during Ricciardo’s victory lap, “I don’t know how you did that!”
Ricciardo’s win has thrown the World title race wide open and it is now clearly evident that Mercedes and Ferrari will be watching over their collective shoulders the rest of the F1 season (see odds below).
Will Power triumphs at Indy 500
Remarkably, just hours after Ricciardo’s stunning win, the racing driver with the best name in the business, Toowoomba’s own Will Power, produced an astonishing drive for Team Penske to become the first Australian to triumph in the United States’ race that stops their nation, the Indy 500 in Indianapolis in front of a crowd of 230 000.
Power managed his fuel strategy perfectly as Oriol Servia and Jack Harvey had to pit in the closing laps, and then made all the right moves to hold off pole winner Ed Carpenter, to win his first Indy 500 and the first by an Aussie.
F1 World Drivers Championship now wide open
With Ricciardo’s victory in Monaco, the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship has been thrown wide open with Ricciardo himself taking a massive leap in the odds.
2018 F1 World Drivers Championship Odds (at 28/05/18)