"If that was exciting for you to watch, no problem".
"I spoke to Prince Albert and said that maybe we should make it longer", he said. Maybe we need two races here - who knows?
"Probably the most boring race ever in Formula One".
"We were just cruising around from lap six, maybe", Hamilton said.
"I think we had the pace but it was a tricky race".
"I felt it (offering the shoe) would have been controversial, so best not".
Ricciardo's second win of 2018 moved him up to third in the championship, behind Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton and Vettel - who have also both won two races.
That said, the Briton, who is now engaged in his own contract negotiations with Mercedes, expects him to earn much more in future.
The rest of the team where quick to join him as they savoured a win that team boss Christian Horner compared to the Apollo 13 mission. "We knew that would be the case". While the Hyper was mighty in qualifying to generate a sub-71 second lap on the two mile series of corners, none of the compounds turned into a proper race tyre. "But Daniel had the answers all the time".
Such is the Monaco Grand Prix's heady cocktail of glamour, danger, setting and history that the layout has remained essentially unchanged since its creation by Anthony Noghes 89 years ago. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) finished in fifth place, while Esteban Ocon (Force India) finished in sixth, ahead of Pierre Gasly (Torro Rosso).
It's clear that if Max Verstappen hadn't have started last, and if Ricciardo's race had been trouble free, such was the Red Bull's advantage in keeping the tyre surface largely intact in a very fast vehicle, they would have absolutely dominated the race. The Red Bull Racing prodigy, who has committed 6 errors out of 6 races this season, started last after a crash in Free Practice 3 that made his auto irreparable for qualifying.
Ricciardo was told by his race engineer the problem would not improve, with the Australian left to try to cope with his auto with still over half of the race left to go.
"OK mate, we can see what's going on", his race engineer replied. But, even if it was, I'm not going to change obviously the way that I'm driving or trying to attack. Hamilton finished third in Monaco, one spot behind Vettel, and now leads the German by 14 points, with Ricciardo 24 further back.
Ricciardo, who had power problems, said layout allowed him to get away with maintaining a slow pace.
As he did immediately after the race, Hamilton joked that he had offered his managerial services to Ricciardo - his first bit of advice was to look at the potential of his current team.
By lap 50, they were separated by only 2.6 seconds. Verstappen's dive into the braking zone after the tunnel on lap 57 was foiled by Sainz cutting the chicane, about which the Dutchman complained over the radio. A fastest lap followed soon after. The incident happened when Charles Leclerc shunted his Sauber into the back of Brendon Hartley's Toro Rosso. Sebastian Vettel (GER/Ferrari) at 7.336sec, 3. Taking the last place on the podium was Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton.