Hamilton led from start to finish and avoided the carnage that unfolded behind him, but Ricciardo says his rollercoaster of a day was just his way of ensuring the British fans didn't forget about him.
His Scuderia teammate Kimi Raikkonen also suffered a puncture but scraped through in third, the Italian outfit's late drama paving the way for Hamilton's Mercedes comrade Valtteri Bottas to slot into second on a flawless day for the Silver Arrows. I'm coming over to crowd-surf, just so you know. "And, unfortunately, unlucky situations seem to be following us at the moment".
"Apart from being with my family, the happiest moment I ever have is when I've got the auto on a knife-edge and that's never really changed", he told reporters after Sunday's race at Silverstone.
After Jolyon Palmer's wretched luck at Renault persisted when his car's brake-by-wire system malfunctioned on the grid formation lap, and necessitated another start and truncation of the race from 52 to 51 laps, Hamilton pushed smoothly into the lead.
"For us there's not so much of a difference, so let's see tomorrow".
Kimi Raikkonen was pleased with his run to second place in Formula 1 qualifying for the British Grand Prix on Saturday, feeling the Ferrari SF70H vehicle was "the best it has been this weekend".
By running a whopping 32 laps, Bottas overtook the Ferraris during their own tyre stops, then came back at them when they were running soft tyres and he was on the faster supersofts.
Max Verstappen scored his first points since Monaco with a fine fourth place at the British Grand Prix on Sunday.
That was when fate took over, for first Raikkonen, on the 49 lap, then Vettel on the 50th, suffered identical front left tyre failures, and dived for the pits.
"Even when I do stop, something inside me will say I still want to get more".
"Personally, I don't take too much from Seb's incident, just from our flawless weekend".
Here we assess the progress of the teams and the top six drivers at the halfway point. "I felt very comfortable in these conditions - they are the conditions we grew up racing in here in England".
"It was clear we were faster, we got him in the pitstop". "When it's like this you are confident and you can push; I hope that it will be a similar story in the future races. Budapest is a great track, we're going to Hungary (for the Hungarian Grand Prix), right now I'm hungry".