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Ricciardo a new race winner

Steven LynchJune 12, 2014
Daniel Ricciardo secured Red Bull's first victory of the season © Sutton Images
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I was rapt to see Daniel Ricciardo's first win in Canada. How many other Australians have won GPs (I know it's not many!)? And who was the last new GP winner? asked Chris Carpenter from Melbourne.

Daniel Ricciardo's exciting victory in Montreal last week made him only the fourth Australian to win an F1 world championship Grand Prix. The first was Sir Jack Brabham, who died recently - he won 14 between 1959 (the year he won the first of his three world championships) and 1970.

Alan Jones, the 1980 world champion, won 12 GPs between 1977 and 1981, while Mark Webber, whose place Ricciardo took at Red Bull, won nine between 2009 and 2012.

Overall Ricciardo is the 105th different driver to win a world championship race (this includes ten Americans who finished first in the Indianapolis 500 when it formed part of the championship between 1950 and 1960). The last "new" winner was Pastor Maldonado, who won the Spanish GP in 2012, two races after Nico Rosberg took the chequered flag for the first time.

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