The good news for Daniel Ricciardo in Sunday’s action-packed Hungarian Grand Prix was that, despite a number of incidents, he made it back to a Formula 1 podium for the first time since coming third at the United States Grand Prix in Austin last November.
The bad news? He dropped his trophy in the post-race media scrum.
Watch as Ricciardo speaks to Sky Sports, and note NBCSN F1 pit reporter and insider Will Buxton in the background, as the likable Australian briefly lost control of his trophy (h/t: @WTF1.co.uk)
This immediately brings back memories for me of when Sebastien Bourdais returned to an IndyCar podium for the first time in ages, when he came second at the first Toronto race in 2013. Bourdais’ glass trophy fell off its perch on the Saturday race and took a tumble. Townsend Bell and Steve Matchett were on the call with Leigh Diffey for NBCSN on that occasion.
Good times from the podium.