Webber: Ricciardo hasn't put a wheel wrong
11 June 2014 – Mark Webber has heaped praise on fellow Australian and Red Bull replacement Daniel Ricciardo, arguing that he "hasn't put a wheel wrong" in the early stages of his maiden campaign with the World Champion team.
After the frustration of disqualification from his home race and retirement in Malaysia, Ricciardo has bounced back to notch up two fourth places, a pair of thirds and most recently his maiden win at the Canadian Grand Prix.
The strong run has left Ricciardo third in the championship standings, behind only the factory Mercedes duo.
"To be honest, I've enjoyed the change in chapter in my career, but I've still watched a few races," Webber, now competing in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) with Porsche, told NBC's MotorSportsTalk.
"For Daniel to get his first win was incredible. He hasn't put a wheel wrong. There's been testing regulations, wet qualifyings, and all sorts of stuff that's been thrown at him. But for him to notch up his first win is a big step."
Webber is currently gearing up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the third round of the 2014 WEC campaign.