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Ricciardo Roars Into Australian Grand Prix With The Royal Australian Air Force



31 MAR - 03 APR 2016

Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo has compared his incredible day job to that of a Royal Australian Air Force Pilot today with a run around at a regional Air Force Base.

With the 2014 Formula 1 Rolex Australia Grand Prix hitting the streets of Melbourne this weekend, Ricciardo and F/A-18 Hornet pilot, FLTLT Michael Keightley got the adrenaline pumping with an occupation comparison of larger-than-life proportions. It can be argued that both have two of the best careers in the world. Although they have different crafts, they push themselves beyond what’s possible on a daily basis.

“The craziest part was looking in my mirrors and seeing a Hornet – I’m just used to other Formula 1 car behind me,” Daniel Ricciardo said.

“It was very surreal. I definitely felt the pure power of the Hornet and as it passed me I was just hoping that it wasn’t going to blow me off the track. It make what I do seems low level compared to that!

“I can’t wait to get on track now. Having a home race is awesome, Albert Park is one of my top five favourite circuits.”

”Having a chance to meet Dan was fantastic,” Flight Lieutenant, Michael Keightley said.

“It was interesting to talk about the synergies between our jobs, including the hard work and training we undertake to be able to deliver them.”

The 2014 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix kicks off from 13th - 16th March. To check out the action, grab your tickets today.

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