Daniel Ricciardo has explained what it felt like to win the Monaco Grand Prix, having succeeded in doing so in 2018.
Having overcome the disappointment of losing the 2016 edition of the race after a pitstop error from Red Bull, Ricciardo didn't put a wheel wrong in 2018. But, it was far from an easy victory as an MGU-K failure on hsi Renault engine meant he had to fight for half the race with an engine significantly down on power while being stalked by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.
"I was so relieved," Ricciardo said on the In The Fast Lane podcast.
"I was so happy that it was done. The race was very stressful, the whole day actually.
"When I got the engine problem it was the 28th lap and I still had fifty to go. Maybe I just wasn't suppoed to win this race. All sorts of bad thoughts came to mind, even things I didn't believe in. To win in the end was a huge relief.
"When we got back to the Red Bull energy station, with the pool, that's when the party really started. For those few minutes I felt like a rock star!"
Ricciardo returns to Monaco with McLaren this year where, unfortunately for him, victory seems very unlikely as Red Bull and Mercedes dominate the season.
But, with the circuit usually throwing up some dramas and unusual circumstances, the Australian isn't ruling out the possibility..
"Anything is possible in Monaco," he said. "Monaco is and remains Monaco."