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    WATCH: Ricciardo looks back on his sensational Monza victory in Through the Visor

    Daniel Ricciardo returned McLaren to winning ways last season with a shock victory at the Italian Grand Prix – a result so significant that team boss Zak Brown would later get a map of the Monza circuit tattooed on his arm for eternity.

    Amid drama from start to finish in Italy, spearheaded by a collision between title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, Ricciardo made the most of a slippery McLaren and punchy Mercedes power unit to give the Woking-based outfit their first win since 2012.

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    Indeed, despite Mercedes and Red Bull dominating up front in 2021 as they went head-to-head for championship glory, Ricciardo’s win at Monza – backed up by team mate Lando Norris – marked the only 1-2 finish of the campaign.

    It could also be Ricciardo’s strongest result in papaya orange – the Australian will lose his seat to 2021 Formula 2 champion and fellow countryman Oscar Piastri at the end of 2022, having agreed to part ways with McLaren a year earlier than planned.

    Hit the play button on the video above to hear Ricciardo’s memories of a very emotional day for himself and McLaren in the latest instalment of our Through the Visor series.