In celebration of Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo’s 27th birthday, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation today announced the Aussie hometown racer will receive a grandstand named after him at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit.
The Ricciardo Premium Grandstand will be a new addition at the 2017 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix boasting superior views of turns three, four and five.
Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO, Andrew Westacott, said he is thrilled to add Daniel Ricciardo to the prestigious line-up of race drivers who have all been honoured with their own grandstand at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit.
The addition of the Ricciardo Premium Grandstand now means that Formula One icons including Webber, Jones, Brabham, Prost, Fangio, Senna, Schumacher, Waite and Clark have a grandstand named after them.
“What better way to honour Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo on his birthday than giving him his very own grandstand. It is just metres from the action with superior views of turns three, four and five,” said Westacott.
Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo said he is extremely honoured to have a grandstand named after him at his home race.
“Having a grandstand named after me is definitely the ultimate birthday present and an incredible privilege. Hopefully turn four will be my best corner on the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit,” said Ricciardo.