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Calabrian-born, Australian-raised Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo may only be 29 – but he’s already been involved in professional racing for two decades. At the age of 9 he started out on the go-karting scene in his native Perth, as many F1 drivers do. His participation in competitive events began in West Australia and quickly spread to Melbourne and later to the UK. Ricciardo then moved up through the ranks making his debut in Formula One for Red Bull in 2009 before joining Scuderia Toro Rosso.
In 2014 Ricciardo joined Red Bull again, this time as a fully-fledged racing driver ready for world championship success. In his very first season he finished third overall, securing three wins in Canada, Hungary and Belgium. He returned in full force in 2016 to win the Malaysian Grand Prix, followed by the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in 2017 and the Chinese and Monaco Grand Prix in 2018. In August that year he announced his departure from Red Bull in lieu of a new partnership with Renault F1 Team.
Ricciardo’s nickname, ‘the honey badger’, is well-known amongst his fans – and he wears an image of the animal on his helmet. In an interview he explained: ‘It’s supposed to be the most fearless animal in the animal kingdom. When you look at it, it seems quite cute and cuddly, but as soon as someone crosses his territory in a way he doesn’t like…he’ll go after anything…he turns very quickly, but he’s a good guy.’
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