Daniel Ricciardo


Daniel Ricciardo ( born July 1, 1989 in Perth ) is an Australian racing driver. It was 2009 British Formula 3 champion. He was active in the 2010 and 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 and reached there in 2010 to second overall. Since 2011 he starts in Formula 1 He steps since 2014 for Red Bull.

  • 3.1 Career stations
  • 3.2 Statistics in Formula 1 3.2.1 Individual Results


Beginnings in motorsport (2000-2009)

Ricciardo began his motor racing career at the age of nine years in karting. In 2005 he moved into the Australian Formula Ford and made his first experiences in Formula racing. 2006 Ricciardo went into the Asian Formula BMW at the start and finished with two race wins third overall. In the Formula BMW World Final, for which he had qualified, he finished fifth. In addition, he took part in two races of the British Formula BMW. Ricciardo in 2007 moved to Europe in the Italian Formula Renault, in which he finished sixth in the overall standings. After graduating in 2007, a few races in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup as a guest driver, he was runner-up in 2008 this series behind Valtteri Bottas. Even better, it ran for Ricciardo in the Western European Formula Renault, where he won the championship title against Roberto Merhi.

Ricciardo took his leave with his performances for a cockpit in the British Formula 3 Championship, which he received at Carlin Motorsport in 2009. With three victories in the first four races, Ricciardo secured early lead in the championship, which he with another three wins a race weekend before the season ends in Portimão, where in the season also took part in a race weekend of the Formula Renault 3.5 won. Ricciardo is the first Australian since David Brabham, who decided the prestigious championship title in this series for yourself. Just like Brabham won Ricciardo the title with a Volkswagen engine. As Jaime Alguersuari, who previously won the British Formula 3 Championship a year Ricciardo was sponsored by Red Bull.

Formula Renault 3.5 and Formula 1 debut with HRT (2010-2011)

Ricciardo in 2010 moved to Tech 1 Racing in the Formula Renault 3.5, where he was team-mate Brendon Hartley. After he had already achieved in his first race for pole position and a podium placement, he brought in his fifth race at the Circuit de Monaco his first victory in Formula Renault 3.5. With a total of four victories, he lost the title match against Mikhail Aleshin with 138 to 136 points and was runner-up. After he had collected in December 2009 while testing for Red Bull Racing first experience in Formula 1, he was together with his teammate Hartley of the Formula 1 racing teams Red Bull and Toro Rosso as a replacement and test driver for the 2010 season under contract taken. The two racers each took first in the change that position. From the Grand Prix of Germany took over Ricciardo this position at every race. If both were prevented, they were represented by David Coulthard. After the season, Ricciardo completed for Red Bull Racing at the so-called Young Driver Days two Formula 1 testing days. He set the fastest time on both days. He succeeded in the fastest time of the previous race weekend that his team-mate Sebastian Vettel had achieved in qualifying to beat.

2011 graduated from Ricciardo his second season in the Formula Renault 3.5 for ISR. Due to scheduling conflicts Ricciardo was represented 3.5 by Lewis Williamson in the season opener and finale of the Formula Renault. Ricciardo won the race in Monte Carlo for himself and got a total of six times on the podium. He finished the season from fifth on the championship course. In addition, Ricciardo in 2011 first took over again the test driver position at Red Bull and Toro Rosso. At Toro Rosso, he took up in this function on the first free practice at the first eight Grand Prix. From the Grand Prix of Great Britain, he took over the cockpit of HRT Narain Karthikeyan and made his debut in Formula 1 at the end of the season he was on the 27th place in the Drivers' World Championship. Against his teammate Vitantonio Liuzzi he won the internal race duel with 6:3.

Formula 1 at Toro Rosso and Red Bull (since 2012)

Ricciardo in 2012 started with Jean- Éric Vergne for Toro Rosso in Formula 1 early in the season opener, his home Grand Prix in Australia, he scored a ninth place for the first time points in Formula 1 This placement he reached in three other races of the season. With a total of six points standings he finished the season starting on the 18th place in the world championship. He defeated Vergne internally with 10 to 16 points. In the 2013 season, Ricciardo and Vergne remained at Toro Rosso. At the Chinese Grand Prix, he scored with seventh place his best result so far in Formula 1 in the UK Ricciardo qualified for the fifth place. In the race he dropped back to eighth place. Riccardo finished in 14th place overall. With 20 to 13 points, he sat down internally against Vergne.

For the 2014 Formula 1 season Ricciardo got a cockpit when Toro Rosso 's sister team Red Bull Racing. His contract with the team runs for at least three years. Ricciardo became the successor of his compatriot Mark Webber. Ricciardo was teammate of four -time world champion Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull Racing. Already in his first race in Australia he was the second on the podium. As his Red Bull RB10 had the maximum fuel flow rate, however, exceeded several times during the race, he was disqualified after the race. After the second race, Ricciardo is still no score.


Upon introduction of the permanent race numbers in Formula 1 2014 Ricciardo chose as his personal start number # 3 He chose this number in memory of Dale Earnhardt, and because this was the first number of his karting career.


Career stations

  • 2000-2004: Karting
  • 2005 Australian Formula Ford
  • 2006: Asian Formula BMW ( 3rd place)
  • 2006: British Formula BMW (No. 20)
  • 2007: Italian Formula Renault ( 6th place)
  • 2008: Western European Formula Renault (Master)
  • 2008: Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup ( runner-up )
  • 2009: British Formula 3 Championship ( Champion)
  • 2009: Formula Renault 3.5 ( 34th )
  • 2010: Formula Renault 3.5 (2nd place)
  • 2010: Formula 1 ( test driver )
  • 2011: Formula Renault 3.5 ( 5th place)
  • 2011: Formula 1 ( 27th place )
  • 2012: Formula 1 ( 18th place)
  • 2013: Formula 1 ( 14th)
  • 2014: Formula 1

Statistics in Formula 1

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Individual results