Why momentum is again behind Australia’s aces
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Why momentum is again behind Australia’s aces

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At the Italian Grand Prix Daniel Ricciardo turned around a troubled F1 season and, in F2, Oscar Piastri demonstrated once again that he is a potential star of the future. BEN EDWARDS weighs up the prospects of F1 having two Australian stars

Having burst back on to the top of the podium at Monza just after completing his 200th grand prix start at Spa, Daniel Ricciardo has completely revamped his season and potentially his whole career. Early next year he will pass Mark Webber’s existing record for the most starts for an Australian and his success in Italy meant a deep breath of relief after a troubling time earlier in the season.

In the first 10 races of the year, he outqualified his team-mate Lando Norris on just three occasions and scored under half of the Briton’s points tally. The gap in qualifying was the biggest average loss he has suffered in his career.

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