Asked specifically if he would give up his car in FP1 to help Alonso, a typically smiling Ricciardo said: ""No!" While laughing, he added: "I heard the words 'help Fernando Alonso', and he doesn't need any help.
"Look, it didn't look like he'd slowed down at all with age [in] his last season. His last season in F1 was a pretty strong one from everything I heard and saw.
"Obviously the results weren't always there, but as far as getting the most out of the car, I think that was pretty evident he was.
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