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Ricciardo yet to put a wheel wrong - Webber

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Mark Webber has praised Daniel Ricciardo after his fellow Australian scored the first victory of his career at Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

Ricciardo replaced Webber at Red Bull this year and is so far beating four-time champion Sebastian Vettel on points. Webber, who is now racing for Porsche in the LMP1 category, said he had been impressed by Ricciardo's progress this year.

"To be honest, I've enjoyed the change in chapter in my career, but I've still watched a few races," Webber told NBC Sport. "I watched the start [from Canada] and it wasn't looking that exciting. A bit touch and go. But then I saw the Mercs have problems.

"For Daniel to get his first win was incredible for him. He hasn't put a wheel wrong all year so far. There's been testing regulations, wet qualifyings, and all sorts of stuff that's been thrown at him. But for him to notch up his first win is a big step for him."

Webber returns to Le Mans this weekend to take on the famous 24 hour race for Porsche.

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