F1 News 2023: Daniel Ricciardo drives Red Bull around Australia, video, RB7, Australian Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing
Daniel Ricciardo is back behind the wheel of a Red Bull Formula 1 car in scenes that are simply unbelievable.
Ahead of the Australian Grand Prix, Ricciardo jumped back into the seat of an RB7 and pushed the F1 car to its limits on terrain he had never experienced before.
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Away from the long and winding roads around Albert Park, the 33-year-old was plowing a dusty trail through the Australian outback.
In a video posted by Red Bull titled Daniel Riccardo’s Great Journey Through AustraliaThe Perth native shows off his driving prowess.
Infamous for their wild antics, Red Bull released a nine-minute video that captured some movie-like scenes.
Riccardo at one point tries to outsmart a helicopter buzzing overhead, which tries to herd him like cattle.
Joining the video’s absurd antics are fellow Red Bull athletes Daniel Sanders, Matt Hall, Toby Price and Shane van Giesbergen.
Hall, an air racing driver, flies over a Formula One car as it crosses the Sea Cliff Bridge in Wollongong before Ricciardo leaves for Bondi Beach.
But the sight of a Red Bull flying down Australia’s most famous circuit really deserves attention.
A Formula 1 car rips through the track, burning Mount Panorama, hot on the heels of supercar driver van Giesbergen.
“After my first trip to Red Bull Racing in San Francisco, I always wanted to be able to do it in Australia,” Ricciardo said in a press release.
“Come home, ride the RB7 through the Australian outback and share with the world the best Australia has to offer; What could be better than celebrating my first F1 race at home after returning to Oracle Red Bull Racing.”
Ricciardo returned to Red Bull after being unceremoniously dropped by McLaren despite having a year left on his contract.
Rather than get a seat on a smaller team and stay on the grid at the expense of his hefty salary, he opted for a reserve role at Red Bull, returning to the team with which he finished third at the World Championship twice and won. seven Grand Prix.
Although he will not be on the grid at Albert Park this weekend, he will be in the paddock as a reserve driver for Red Bull.
“This is the first year, as far as I remember, that my goals will not be 100% related to racing and competition,” he wrote on LinkedIn.
“I am back in the environment and ultimately in a family with which I have many good memories, and I am really pleased to be back there.
“But this year it’s not about me, it’s about the wider team and trying to contribute and help them where I can.
“Jumping into the simulator, learning about their car and helping out with development, that’s what I’m focused on.
“This, in turn, will develop my ability, confidence and driving pleasure.”
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