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Motorsport | Formula 1

Fernando Alonso © Gallo Images

Alonso praises 'unbelievable' Ricciardo



Fernando Alonso heaped praise on Australian youngster Daniel Ricciardo on Sunday after he held him off in a thrilling scrap to take fifth place for Ferrari in the German Grand Prix.

The two-time world champion battled wheel-to-wheel with Ricciardo as the Red Bull man defended his position and attacked him in the closing stages.

Alonso said: "Daniel is a surprise from Australia. I think he's doing unbelievable.

"I think he's seven-three in the first ten races with Sebastian (Vettel), so it's something we probably didn't suspect," he said, referring to Red Bull's qualifying performances.

"He's driving fantastically and today he was battling very smart, always taking the slipstream off me after I pass him and braking very late, attacking very late and never missing a corner.

"He was very, very smart, very respectful with the rules and it was a great fight."

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