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HindustanTimes Tue,21 Oct 2014

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COUNTRYPOLES
Australia0
DATE OF BIRTHPODIUMS
198907010
DRIVER NUMBERFASTEST LAPS
160
RACESCAREER POINTS
3110
WINSWORLD CHAMPS
00

driver profile

D.Ricciardo
In a career full of big steps, Daniel Ricciardo's biggest came in 2011: the Australian was given the job of replacing each of our two race drivers in turn during Friday's first practice sessions at the Grands Prix, so the man from Perth was now a regular in the F1 paddock. It got even more serious just after the mid-season: starting from the British Grand Prix he got a full time drive with HRT, which definitely boosted his experience level. Could 2011 get any better? Answer yes, because a couple of weeks after the end of the season, Ricciardo was confirmed as a full time race driver for Toro Rosso in 2012. A native of Perth, Red Bull junior Ricciardo made a name for himself when his racing career bought him to Europe. In 2008, he won the Formula Renault West European Cup and the British Formula 3 Championship in 2009. His F3 success earned him a berth at the end-of-season F1 test for rookies and again Ricciardo duly delivered, leaving the Jerez shoot-out with far and away the best times, after driving for our sister team Red Bull. His consistent pace and intelligent feedback in those tests earned him the 'super-sub' role as test and reserve driver for Toro Rosso and Red Bull in 2010, while he also found time to take the silver medal position in the Renault 3.5 championship.

Driver Report

season so far

Race Date Grid Finish Pts. Total Pts.
Spanish 12/05 11 10 1 1
Bahrain 21/04 13 16 0 1
Chinese 14/04 7 7 6 7
Malaysian 24/03 13 18 0 7
Australian 17/03 14 19 0 7
Brazilian 25/11 15 13 0 7
United States 18/11 18 12 0 7
Abu Dhabi 04/11 16 10 1 8
Indian 28/10 15 13 0 8
Korean 14/10 21 9 2 10
Japanese 07/10 14 10 1 11
Singapore 23/09 15 9 2 13
Italian 09/09 14 12 0 13
Belgian 02/09 16 9 2 15
Hungarian 29/07 18 15 0 15
German 22/07 11 13 0 15
British 08/07 12 13 0 15
European 24/06 17 11 0 15
Canadian 10/06 14 14 0 15
Monaco 27/05 15 17 0 15
Spanish 13/05 15 13 0 15
Bahrain 22/04 6 15 0 15
Chinese 15/04 17 17 0 15
Malaysian 25/03 15 12 0 15
Australian 18/03 10 9 2 17
Brazilian 27/11 22 20 0 17
Abu Dhabi 13/11 20 21 0 17
Indian 30/10 23 18 0 17
Korean 16/10 24 19 0 17
Japanese 09/10 22 22 0 17
Singapore 25/09 23 19 0 17
Italian 11/09 23 16 0 17
Belgian 28/08 23 21 0 17
Hungarian 31/07 22 18 0 17
German 24/07 22 19 0 17
British 10/07 24 19 0 17

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