Ricciardo: everything clicked into place
14 April 2013 – Daniel Ricciardo was relieved to convert his strong qualifying performance into a maiden points finish of the season at Shanghai on Sunday afternoon, crossing the line in seventh place after a Grand Prix focused around Pirelli's tyre compounds.
The Toro Rosso driver, who adds six points to his team's championship tally, says he felt "everything clicked into place" after a flurry of technical changes in recent months.
"We have had many changes in terms of personnel and it takes a while for that to gel and this weekend, it felt like everything clicked into place. The first two race weekends were a bit up and down, but now I expect us to continue getting stronger from here."
Ricciardo's result, Toro Rosso's best since the 2011 Korean Grand Prix, elevates his team to seventh in the Constructors' standings, two points clear of rivals Sauber.