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F1 news: Christian Horner makes stunning Michael Schumacher claim about Daniel Ricciardo

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Daniel Ricciardo won the Monaco Grand Prix

Ricciardo lost power in his engine after 18 laps and was forced to defend his pole position with an underperforming car.

The Australian was able to fend off the pressure from Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton to secure his second win of the season.

And his boss was quick to compare it to Schumacher’s win at Barcelona 1995 where the legend was forced to defend his lead with only five gears out of the seven available.

Horner was heard on the team radio to Ricciardo after he crossed the chequered flag.

This is right up there with Schumacher in 1995

Christian Horner

“This is right up there with Schumacher in 1995,” Horner said.

The boss then revealed that Ricciardo’s problems ran deeper than just the engine power.

“Unbelievable, he was not going to give this race up this weekend,” he said.

“He’s been quickest in every session. We lose the MGU-K 17 or 18 laps into the race so he’s giving up two-and-a-half seconds a lap.

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Ricciardo celebrated his win with a shoey

“Then your brake temperatures go out of control, the fuel and tyre temperatures start going.

“Yet he managed it like he was on a Sunday afternoon drive.

“They’re telling me on the intercom they’ll have to retire the car in one or two laps. I said ‘Look, we’re in the lead of the Monaco GP, we’re keeping going’.

“Moving the switches around, driving to save fuel, brakes, tyres, asking what’s going on with Max’s tyres. He drove an unbelievable race this weekend.”

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