Quotes: Dieter Rencken
In the round-up: Mercedes executive director Toto Wolff praised Daniel Ricciardo’s attacking drive to victory in China.
What they say
Wolff was asked if Ricciardo was an attractive option for Mercedes’ F1 driver line-up for 2019:
Daniel is one of the very good drivers and he proved it [in China] again. He was very efficient, he was able to wait for his opportunity, he was aggressive when it was needed. Overall a very good race for him. Maybe the manoeuvre on Valtteri [Bottas] was a bit brutal but it proved to work. But he had Valtteri helping him with that to avoid a collision. But that is racing and great.
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