Daniel Ricciardo

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Daniel Ricciardo

Ricciardo in 2009
Nationality Australia Australian
Date of birth 1 July 1989 (1989-07-01) (age 25)
Place of birth Perth, Australia
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Debut season 2009
Current team Tech 1 Racing
Car no. 8
Starts 19
Wins 4
Poles 8
Fastest laps 5
Best finish 2nd in 2010
Previous series
2005
2006
2006
2007
2007–08
2008
2008
2009
Western Australian Formula Ford
Formula BMW UK
Formula BMW Asia
Italian Formula Renault Italy
Formula Renault Eurocup
Formula Renault WEC
Formula Three Euroseries
British Formula Three
Championship titles
2008
2009
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC
British Formula Three

Daniel Ricciardo (born 1 July 1989 in Perth, Western Australia) is an Australian racing driver. He won the British Formula Three Championship in 2009. He currently races in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. He is also the test driver for both the Red Bull Racing and the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula One teams.[1][2]

Career[change | change source]

Formula Ford and Formula BMW[change | change source]

Ricciardo started karting at the age of nine. In 2005, he entered the Western Australian Formula Ford championship. He drove a 15-year-old Van Diemen, and finished eighth by season's end.[3]

The next year, he won a scholarship to the Formula BMW Asian championship with Eurasia Motorsport. During his first season, Ricciardo earned a pole position and won twice. He finished third in the Drivers' Championship with 231 points, 59 points behind the champion.

In August 2006, Ricciardo entered one race in the Formula BMW UK series. He finished eighth in the second race and took three championship points. At the end of the year, he entered the Formula BMW World Final Fortec Motorsport. He finished in fifth position, fourteen seconds behind the winner.

Formula Renault[change | change source]

2007 saw the Australian moved to Formula Renault, entering the European and Italian championships. He finished the year seventh in the Italian series with 196 points and scoring a single podium at Valencia. He failed to score a point in his few starts in the European races.

Ricciardo stayed in Formula Renault for 2008, entering the European and Western European championships. By the end of the year, the he took his first European title in the Western European Cup and finished second in the Eurocup.

Formula Three[change | change source]

During the middle of the 2008 season, Ricciardo made his Formula Three debut at the Nürburgring. He qualified in eighth for the first race. He was moved up to sixth in the race after James Jakes and Christian Vietoris stalled on the grid.[4]

Ricciardo moved to the British Formula Three Championship for 2009, driving for Carlin Motorsport.[5] He also made his debut in the 3.5-litre World Series by Renault championship. He retired from the first race, before finishing fifteenth in the second. When he returned to Formula Three, he extended his championship lead. Ricciardo became the first Australian driver since David Brabham in 1989 to win the British F3 title. He won the championship by 87 points.

Ricciardo continued with Carlin for the Macau Grand Prix with the team.[6] He finished sixth in the qualifying race. He retired on the first lap of the main race after hitting the wall.

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[change | change source]

On 30 October 2009, Ricciardo was signed by Tech 1 to compete in the 2010 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season.[7] He had 8 pole positions in the season, 4 wins, and finished the season second in the championship.[8]

Ricciardo returned to the series in 2011 for ISR Racing[9]

Formula One[change | change source]

Ricciardo as Scuderia Toro Rosso's third driver at the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Ricciardo made his track debut at the wheel of a Formula One car in December 2009. He tested for Red Bull Racing at the young drivers test at Circuito de Jerez.[10] On the final day of testing, Ricciardo had the fastest time of the test by more than one second.[11] Ricciardo became one of the test and reserve drivers for both Red Bull Racing, and the sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso[12]

In November 2010, Ricciardo was the only Red Bull Racing driver at the end-of-season young drivers test.[13] Ricciardo dominated the event. His fastest lap was 1.3 seconds faster than Sebastian Vettel's qualifying lap the Saturday before. Ricciardo remained unbeaten in Formula One tests he has attended.[14]

On 26 November 2010, Ricciardo was confirmed as Toro Rosso's test and reserve driver for the 2011 season. He will take part in the first free practice session of each race weekend.[15][16]

Racing record[change | change source]

Career summary[change | change source]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005 Australian Formula Ford Privateer 3 0 0  ? 0 74 8th
2006 Formula BMW Asia Eurasia Motorsport 19 2 3 3 12 231 3rd
Formula BMW UK Motaworld Racing 2 0 0 0 0 3 20th
Formula BMW World Final Fortec Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
2007 Formula Renault 2.0 Italy RP Motorsport 14 0 0 0 0 196 6th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2008 Formula Renault 2.0 WEC SG Formula 15 8 9 7 11 192 1st
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 18 6 5 5 7 136 2nd
Formula Three Euroseries 2 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2009 British Formula Three Championship Carlin Motorsport 20 7 6 5 13 275 1st
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Tech 1 Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 34th
Macau Grand Prix Carlin 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2010 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Tech 1 Racing 16 4 8 5 8 136 2nd
2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series ISR 7 2 2 2 3 89* 4th*
Formula One Red Bull Racing Test driver
Scuderia Toro Rosso
Formula One Hispania 0 0 0 0 0 0* NC*

As a guest driver, Ricciardo was ineligible for points
* Season in progress

Complete Formula Three Euroseries results[change | change source]

(key)

Yr Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2008 SG Formula HOC1
1
HOC1
2
MUG
1
MUG
2
PAU
1
PAU
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
NÜR
1

6
NÜR
2

15
BRH
1
BRH
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
LMS
1
LMS
2
HOC2
1
HOC2
2
NC† 0

† – As Ricciardo was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[change | change source]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2009 Tech 1 Racing CAT
SPR
CAT
FEA
SPA
SPR
SPA
FEA
MON
FEA
HUN
SPR
HUN
FEA
SIL
SPR
SIL
FEA
BUG
SPR
BUG
FEA
ALG
SPR

Ret
ALG
FEA

15
NÜR
SPR
NÜR
FEA
ALC
SPR
ALC
FEA
34th 0
2010 Tech 1 Racing ALC
1

3
ALC
2

2
SPA
1

13
SPA
2

5
MON
1

1
BRN
1

12
BRN
2

5
MAG
1

6
MAG
2

2
HUN
1

1
HUN
2

6
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

11
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

2
CAT
1

1
CAT
2

4
2nd 136
2011 ISR Racing ALC
1
ALC
2
SPA
1

10
SPA
2

9
MNZ
1

6
MNZ
2

1
MON
1

1
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

5
HUN
1

HUN
2

SIL
1

SIL
2

LEC
1

LEC
2

CAT
1

CAT
2

17th* 3*

Complete Formula One results[change | change source]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 WDC Points
2011 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR6 Ferrari 056 2.4 L V8 AUS
TD
MAL
TD
CHN
TD
TUR
TD
ESP
TD
MON
TD
CAN
TD
EUR
TD
26th* 0*
Hispania Racing Hispania F111 Cosworth CA2011 2.4 L V8 Please update the F1 race stats templates GER
HUN
BEL
ITA
SIN
JPN
KOR
IND
ABU
BRA

* Season in progress.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ricciardo set to apply pressure". abc.new.au. ABC. 2011-02-10. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/02/10/3135474.htm. Retrieved 2011-02-25.
  2. Beer, Matt (26 November 2010). "Ricciardo gets STR Friday practice role". autosport.com (Haymarket Media Group). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/88501. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
  3. "2005 Western Australian Formula Ford Championship Final Pointscore". formulaford1600.com.au. Australian Formula Ford State Racing. http://www.formulaford1600.com.au/ARCHIVES/State/wa/2005wa.htm. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  4. English, Steven (July 2008). "Hülkenberg is 'Ring Leader". Autosport 193 (5): 58–59.
  5. "Carlin confirms Red Bull duo". crash.net. 2009-01-02. http://www.crash.net/f3/News/32333/1/carlin_confirms_red_bull_duo.html. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
  6. Young, Colin (2009-09-26). "West Australian Daniel Ricciardo expected to make major moves pre-Christmas". news.com.au. http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,26130225-5005401,00.html. Retrieved 2009-10-09.
  7. O'Leary, Jamie (2009-10-30). "Ricciardo joins Hartley at Tech 1". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/79847. Retrieved 2009-11-09.
  8. Mills, Peter (2010-10-09). "Aleshin secures title, Guerrieri wins". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/87402. Retrieved 2010-10-13.
  9. Noble, Jonathon (2011-12-11). "Ricciardo stays on in FR3.5 with ISR". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/88859. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  10. Beer, Matt; Noble, Jonathan (2009-11-09). "Red Bull to give Ricciardo first F1 test". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/80105. Retrieved 2009-11-10.
  11. O'Leary, Jamie (2009-12-03). "Ricciardo ends Jerez test on top". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/80428. Retrieved 2009-12-03.
  12. Noble, Jonathan (2010-01-26). "Ricciardo, Hartley to be Red Bull reserves". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81063. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
  13. "Ricciardo to star for Red Bull at young driver test". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 2010-11-11. http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2010/11/11504.html. Retrieved 2010-11-11.
  14. Straw, Edd (2010-11-17). "Ricciardo dominates rookie testing". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/88355. Retrieved 2010-11-17.
  15. Beer, Matt (2010-11-26). "Ricciardo gets STR Friday practice role". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/88501. Retrieved 2010-11-26.
  16. "Ricciardo to get Friday outings as Toro Rosso 2011 reserve". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 2010-11-26. http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2010/11/11575.html. Retrieved 2010-11-26.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jules Bianchi
(French Championship)
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC
Champion

2008
Succeeded by
Albert Costa
Preceded by
Jaime Alguersuari
British Formula Three
Champion

2009
Succeeded by
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