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Formula One: Ricciardo supports Wings for Life World Run

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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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Formula One: Ricciardo ” I’m ready to go – I was ready in January and I’m still ready now!”

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The long winter is finally over! Red Bull Racing’s Daniel & Daniil preview the Melbourne Grand Prix:

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Daniel Ricciardo:

“For me the favourite things about the Australian GP are first of all the fans. They’re pretty awesome, every day we go to the track we get a pretty big greeting from everyone and they are super enthusiastic, it’s cool! The track is fun, I love street circuits so for me Melbourne’s got really good flow, really good corner combinations, lots of left/right, left/rights which is cool. And I’m not a massive fan of the European winter so getting back to Oz, not only to race but just to get back to some sunshine is great. To hear the Aussie accent, have some good Aussie food and live that summer lifestyle is great, so not really much to complain about!
“Testing’s been a lot better for us this year. You still don’t really know where you are until you get to Melbourne, but we’re better prepared than we were this time last year so we can use that as some confidence. Me personally, I’m ready to go – I was ready in January and I’m still ready now! Just keen for those lights to go out and to get racing! I think everyone’s excited to get going, but even if the race was elsewhere I think there’s no-one more excited than me to go racing, period! But the fact that it’s in Oz and I’m going to have more supporters than anyone else, hell yeah I’m excited!
“In fact, I’m going to have to control my adrenaline because there’s a long build up over the weekend. Sunday’s cool, it’s probably the quietest day of the week for us in terms of other obligations so it’s really time to just focus on the race. When I’m on the grid on Sunday, it’ll just be full focus, full determination, knowing that I’ve got a battle on my hands the next hour and a half, a battle I’ll look forward to!”
Daniil Kvyat
“I think compared to this time last year, I’m feeling a lot more confident and comfortable in the team, I know everyone a lot better and everyone knows me, so it’s good that we start off the season with this kind of confidence. With my engineers for example, we all know each other very well and with everyone in the garage too – we all know what each other is doing and what to expect from each other – so it’s good!
“Looking at the Australian GP, I like Melbourne it’s a nice, chilled out place with good food, a good beach and sunshine. The track is quite unusual, there is no other track you can compare it to; it’s half street circuit, half normal circuit with tight run off areas. You have to maximise your entries everywhere, be very precise in your driving – I like it.
“I feel like we’re prepared going into the first race, we’ve done a good amount of work in winter testing with all the procedures we were after. We maximised everything and we know what to do in Melbourne and that’s the most important thing so there are no big question marks now and that’s very good.
“Compared to Daniel’s Australian GP weekend, I’ll just have less media to be honest! But then I’ll get the punchback in Russia soon after! It’s a more relaxed weekend for me, I have a lot of time on Tuesday and Wednesday – I like being in Australia so it’s good for me. Daniel has much more time to stay in Australia anyway through the year so it’s OK he can suffer for a bit!”

Formula One: WIN Signed Red Bull Racing Merchandise

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With the start of the 2016 Formula One World Championship less than one week away, JWGP has teamed up with Red Bull Racing partner PUMA to offer readers the chance to win a signed T shirt from their exclusive new range.

PUMA have a long standing relationship with Formula One teams up and down the pitlane, when talking about their renewed partnership, Global Marketing Director Adam Petrick commented ” PUMA enjoys many synergies with Red Bull Racing, and there’s enormous energy and excitement in both teams to bring our partnership to life in unique and creative ways – through product design, marketing and fan engagement.  Our aim was to reveal a new team kit and car livery in a way that breaks with tradition and we’ll continue to push the boundaries of this partnership through the years ahead.”

Daniel Ricciardo said ” It’s pretty cool to be with PUMA, they’re a brand who get who we are and you can see that in the product designs revealed”

Daniil Kvyat added, ” The new team kit and lifestyle look that PUMA has designed is great, and I think the fans will also really like the replica wear we have this year. PUMA’s development into the performance and comfort of racewear is really impressive. We spend hours at a time in the car, often in very extreme conditions, so having gloves, suits and bodywear that protects you is so important for us.”

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The competition prize signed by Daniel Ricciardo & Daniil Kvyat:

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Please ensure you use a valid email address when submitting your entry in the comments section. The competition closes at 20:00 CET 18/03/16. There are no geographical restrictions to this competition. The winner will be selected at random and notified following the conclusion of the Melbourne GP.  

Formula One: Ricciardo Rocks Perth Speed Fest

This week Daniel jetted back to his home city of Perth where he was set to appear at Sunday’s Perth Speedfest, a massive homage to all things motorized and fast. Before that though, Daniel and the showcar crew had a little surprise in store for the citizens of the Western Australian capital – taking the double title-winning RB7 out for a breakfast-time hoon around St George’s Terrace.

Daniel blasted between the lights of the CBD’s main drag three times before treating a shocked but thrilled crowd to some tyre-melting donuts. Speaking after his early morning dose of donuts, he said: “It’s obviously nice to be home for starters and to drive the RB7 through my city streets. It woke me up and certainly made the jet lag a bit easier to deal with! It definitely got me alert. It’s nice to bring such a show to Perth.”

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“I came home at the best time of the year: it’s summer, it’s Christmas, everyone is in a great mood”– Daniel Ricciardo

The 8am burnouts were a teaser for Sunday’s main event, the first Perth Speedfest. The huge show featured more than 60 separate events across 25 different motorsport disciplines on five customised track layouts at Perth Motorplex.

 
Daniel joined a stellar array of Aussie racing royalty at the show, including 1980 F1 champ Alan Jones, Moto GP rider Jack Miller, V8 Supercars stars Will Davison, Alex Davison and Nick Percat, as well as Superbikes ace Wayne Maxwell, Red Bull X-Fighter Josh Sheehan and WRC star Alistair McRae. After a morning of media commitments, Daniel took to his first run on the Perth Motorplex track, which consisted of a short track, with a drag strip in the middle.

In front of a crowd of 10,000, Daniel completed three, three-lap runs in the RB7, before hitting the event’s ‘snake pit’ burn out pad to reprise the rubber-smoking series of donuts he’d shown off with the previous morning.

Then it was time for the big face-off, the RB7 against three other top-line motorsport machines. First up was a racing Lamborghini but Daniel made short work of the sports car on the prepared drag strip. Next up was Nick Percat in his V8 Supercars Holden Commodore and this proved to be a close affair, with the 5.0L V8 –powered saloon car and its 640hp making the battle (briefly) interesting, but once again the RB7 emerged victorious.

“It was interesting going up against a few different cars and putting the car to the test on the drag. Now I can veg out!”– Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel’s final run was against a Funny Car dragster and this time, on the drag racers home turf, things were not so easy. With a Funny Car putting out upwards of 8,000hp to the F1 car’s 800 or so and with the dragster capable of hitting 100km/h in around 0.5s, the RB7 was always going to struggle in a straight line and so it proved. However, give us some corners and we know we’d put that bad boy in its place.

There was only one way to restore pride: hit the snake pit for more huge burnouts and donuts to finish off the event in style. “I know a lot of people travel from Perth for the grand prix (in Melbourne), but it’s great to be able to bring the show to the guys in WA,” said Daniel afterwards. “I know a lot of my fans are here, so it’s great to bring F1 here and take a bit of that travel away for them at this time of year.

“It was interesting going up against a few different cars and putting the car to the test on the drag. Now I can veg out! But, seriously, it’s great to be involved in bringing and event like this to Perth and to get the F1 car here is obviously a massive effort from the organisers and also the team to bring it out here, I was more than happy to be involved and make it as good a weekend as it could be.”

 
“I came home at the best time of the year: it’s summer, it’s Christmas, everyone is in a great mood and obviously being here with Alan Jones and being among other Aussie motorsport stars with so much of my family here as well, it just makes it that bit better. Half the people here are probably related to me! Or at least say they are!”