Earlier today in Melbourne, Daniel Ricciardo ran over Seafarers Bridge, South Wharf in front of the Australian and International media to promote this year’s Wings for Life World Run, which takes place on 8 May 2016.
Daniel, who opens his 2016 Formula One campaign in Melbourne this weekend, stood alongside the Red Bull Racing F1 car and the Wings for Life World Run catcher car before answering questions from the assembled media ahead of the Australian Grand Prix this weekend.
Speaking about the World Run Daniel said: “The World Run has been a really good success the first few years, there were over 100,000 participants last year. It’s a round the world run, where everyone starts running at the same time and tries to keep ahead of the catcher car. This year in Australia it’s taking place in Hawthorn East. As it’s in the middle of the European season I’ll be taking part in Cambridge in the UK. It’s all for a great cause – to help find a cure for spinal cord injury.”
And on the Australian GP he added: “There’s a lot of excitement, since early January it’s just been training and focusing on getting the season started so it’s just round the corner now which is good! The winter has gone as well as we could ask for, it’s only been about four months since Abu Dhabi but I think with the time we’ve had we’ve done a pretty good job. If I could choose to be on any podium, sure it would be this one here in Melbourne but let’s see how we go, but I feel prepared and I’m definitely ready. If any opportunities arise then we’ll take them and maximise them and not leave anything left standing on the track on Sunday.
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