Daniel Ricciardo
Jun 19

F1: Ricciardo looks to carry momentum from maiden win into Austria

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada. Sunday 8 June 2014. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing, 1st Position, celebrates his maiden win with his team. World Copyright: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _ONZ3763

Daniel Ricciardo celebrates his maiden win at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada onSunday 8 June 2014. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

Daniel Ricciardo insists that Red Bull Racing is fully motivated in its chase of Mercedes, despite the huge performance gulf between the silver cars and their opposition.

The Australian says that his Canadian GP was a useful boost for the whole team.

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Jun 11

Ricciardo Puts The No. 3 Back In Victory Lane As Dale Jr. Wins At Pocono

The Intimidator's infamous No. 3 rides on top of Daniel Ricciardo's helmet as the Australian celebrates his maiden F1 victory. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

The Intimidator’s infamous No. 3 rides on top of Daniel Ricciardo’s helmet as the Australian celebrates his maiden F1 victory. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

When the Formula 1 drivers were informed that they could choose their own numbers for the 2014 season, many reverted to the number that they had on their go-kart during their junior racing days.

Daniel Ricciardo was no exception, having raced the No. 3 in years past. However, when word broke out that the young Australian had also picked the No. 3 from being an Intimidator fan, none other than NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. soon got to talking to him on Twitter. And, not soon after winning himself at Pocono, Earnhardt Jr. was one of the first to congratulate the young Ricciardo on his maiden F1 win.

Jun 9

F1 Monday Notebook: Making sense of the Canadian GP

(L-R) Nico Rosberg and Daniel Ricciardo discuss the closing laps of Sunday's Canadian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

(L-R) Nico Rosberg and Daniel Ricciardo discuss the closing laps of Sunday’s Canadian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ricciardo all smiles as he secures a popular first win

Daniel Ricciardo scored a hugely popular maiden GP victory in Canada, and while it took a little bad luck for Mercedes to make it happen, the Aussie had to be there to take advantage.

Jun 8

F1: Ricciardo Earns First Career Win In Thrilling Canadian GP

Daniel Ricciardo celebrates after winning the Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Daniel Ricciardo celebrates after winning the Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Daniel Ricciardo may be coming out of the shadow of his more celebrated Red Bull teammate.

The 24-year-old Australian won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday to earn his first career Formula One victory, joining four-time defending world champion Sebastian Vettel on the podium and snapping Mercedes’ stranglehold on the circuit this season.

Ricciardo’s win was the first win this year for any driver other than Nico Rosberg, the pole-sitter and championship leader, and Lewis Hamilton, a three-time Canadian GP champion. But the twin Mercedes Silver Arrows were forced to slow down midway through the race to keep their brakes from overheating, and Ricciardo was able to take advantage.

Jun 6

F1: Ricciardo Form A Positive Surprise, Says Vettel

Daniel Ricciardo (left) sits fourth in the series standings while teammate and reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel (right) is sixth. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo (left) sits fourth in the series standings while teammate and reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel (right) is sixth. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel has often been overshadowed by Daniel Ricciardo this year, but the German insists that he’s been happy to see his teammate do well.

Vettel admits that, like the Red Bull Racing team management, he’s been surprised by Ricciardo’s form.

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