Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull Racing

Driver Number

#3

Australia

Representing

Australia

Nation
Australia
Engine
Tag Heuer (Renault)
Podiums
10
Date of birth
28/Aug/1989
Place of birth
Perth, Western Australia

Biography

After a brilliant breakthrough 2014 season with Red Bull that left him with a near permanent grin, Dan endured a year of harsh lessons in 2015 as he suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous F1 fortune. If the smile slipped, it was understandable.

From winning and, in the process, out-scoring his team-mate four-time champion Geman Sebastian Vettel, he went to a midfield battler who picked up one podium finish and ended the season behind his new team-mate Russian Daniil Kvyat.

They were seventh and eighth respectively on 95 and 92 points, a far cry from the championship chasing feats of 2014 when the popular West Australian revelled in his successes that included three wins. It was no surprise that he sometimes gave vent to his frustrations with his car and Renault engine.

But the year of setbacks was also a year of learning as he and the team worked their way through new territory. That experience will give them a clear idea of what is needed this year as an unchanged line-up, using a re-badged power unit, bids to regain some of the momentum that won them four successive titles from 2010 to 2013.

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