The Australian ended a victory drought for McLaren that stretched back to 2012 as he led team-mate Lando Norris to grab a 1-2 finish at Monza last weekend.
Speaking amid celebrations on his return to McLaren’s Woking factory, Ricciardo has explained how the rage he felt after missing out on a top three slot in qualifying on Friday turned into something much bigger that he needed to channel.
“I was pretty dark after the qualifying,” he explained. “Something in me, I was like: I just don’t want to be here anymore in terms of like…I want to win, I want to be the guy.

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