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Alonso impressed by Ricciardo

Fernando Alonso said he was impressed by Daniel Ricciardo after narrowly holding off the Red Bull driver to finish fifth in the German GP.The pair fought wheel-to-wheel after Alonso made his final stop on lap 55 of Sunday's 67-lap race, with the Ferrari driver eventually getting ahead – but only after Ricciardo had made life very difficult for him indeed.Speaking afterwards, the double World Champion praised his rival's skill and admitted he'd been surprised at just how well the Red Bull driver has performed since joining the World Champions.'Daniel is a surprise from Australia,' Alonso said. 'I think he's doing unbelievable; I think he's seven-three [in qualifying] in the first ten...
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