Daniel Ricciardo

The smiley Australian Daniel Ricciardo has the unfortunate task of pairing up with four time champion Sebastian Vettel for the new season.

Ricciardo is looking to emulate the German after they both have benefited a great deal from the cut throat Red Bull driver programme. 

Daniel will be looking to establish himself in a team that is regarded as "Sebastian's" after he was given the promotion ahead of former Toro Rosso team mate Jean-Eric Vergne. 

Before the Ferrari/Kimi Raikkonen deal was announced, many were torn between who they want to go to Red Bull but it was Ricciardo that got the nod.

Ricciardo believes he is ready for the next step and has agreat benchmark to compare himself against. All eyes will be on him as his home Grand Prix kick starts the new season in March.

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