Daniel Ricciardo
Country Australia
Date of Birth 1989-07-01
Age 28 years
Birth Place Perth
Major Teams Red Bull Racing
Playing Details Racing Car Driver

Biography

Paired with rookie team mate Jean-Eric Vergne, Ricciardo used his superior experience to out-qualify the Frenchman 16-4 over the course of 2012 and to score points at twice as many races. The duo continued their intra-team rivalry in 2013, with Ricciardo again prevailing, his growing speed and maturity helping him land a 2014 race seat at sister team and reigning world champions Red Bull.

What happened next no-one - Ricciardo included - had predicted. While Sebastian Vettel struggled to get to grips with 2014’s new generation of hybrid machinery, his new team mate made the transition with ease. By the season’s end he had established himself as the new de facto number one at Red Bull, and with Vettel subsequently defecting to Ferrari, Ricciardo becomes their real team leader for 2015.