DANIEL RICCIARDO

  • Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo edges Kimi Raikkonen in Barcelona February 21, 2015

    Montmelo: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo narrowly clocked the fastest time while also putting in the most laps during Formula One preseason testing on Friday. The Australian put Red Bull at the top of the day's timesheet for the first time this preseason by steering his way to a benchmark lap...
  • Ferrari play down promising test performances February 21, 2015

    Barcelona: Ferrari Formula One team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has pledged to run for the hills barefoot if his drivers win four races this season but he does not expect that to happen despite promising signs in testing. "Winning two races will be fine. Three will be perfect. Four and I run...
  • Red Bull, Williams, Mercedes launch their F1 cars for 2015 February 2, 2015

    Jerez: Red Bull and Williams have launched their Formula One cars which they hope will be able to better compete with Mercedes when the new season starts in six weeks' time. Red Bull's RB11 and the Williams FW37 were unveiled on Sunday prior to the first day of pre-season testing at...
  • Sebastian Vettel warns against expecting too much of Ferrari January 30, 2015

    London: Sebastian Vettel gave Ferrari's new Formula One car his seal of approval on Friday while warning fans not to expect too much from a team that made major changes after failing to win anything last year. "Obviously there is a change in colour for me so it's a new experience...
  • Daniel Ricciardo gets into top gear for F1 title battle January 27, 2015

    Daniel Ricciardo reckons he can take one title off Lewis Hamilton this year -- and mount a proper crack at the Briton's Formula One crown as well -- after being best of the rest to Mercedes in 2014. The smiling Australian is set to appear on the popular Top Gear television...
  • Formula One: Daniel Ricciardo itching to get back behind wheel December 11, 2014

    Melbourne: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo cannot wait to get back behind the wheel in a bid for redemption at his home Australian Grand Prix where a controversial disqualification robbed him of a maiden podium last season. Ricciardo thrilled home fans when he finished second at Albert Park in March but...
  • Red Bull to start Abu Dhabi GP from back of grid November 23, 2014

    Outgoing Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel and Australian team-mate Daniel Ricciardo were sent to the back of the grid at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday after stewards ruled Red Bull had used an illegal front wing. FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer had referred the matter to the race...
  • F1: Lewis Hamilton aims for another first in Brazil November 6, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton can set more British Formula One records in Brazil this weekend but it is the world championship he wants and that will have to wait. No Briton has ever won six grands prix in a row, or celebrated 11 victories in a single season. The Mercedes driver, who has already...
  • Mercedes driver Hamilton wins United States GP, moves closer to title November 3, 2014

    Austin: Lewis Hamilton got the better of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg once again, winning Sunday's US Grand Prix to edge closer to his second Formula One world championship. Hamilton leads Rosberg by 24 points with two races left in Brazil and Abu Dhabi. The final race will be worth double points...
  • Ferrari's Alonso fastest in final Singapore Grand Prix practice September 20, 2014

    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in Saturday's final practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo second. The pace of the Ferraris and Red Bulls suggested they could challenge the Mercedes drivers who have taken all but one pole position this season ...
  • Ricciardo targets podium ahead of improving Vettel in Singapore GP September 19, 2014

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo believes he can get back on the Formula One podium in Singapore on Sunday after his winning streak ended in Italy two weeks ago. "I guess I am expecting a podium. I think we have to aim for that if we want to stay in the title...
  • Beaming Ricciardo looms large in Mercedes' mirrors August 25, 2014

    For the benefit of those who might need reminding after reading Monday's sports pages, Daniel Ricciardo won the Belgian Grand Prix. It was easy to overlook that fact with the headlines dominated by the turmoil at Mercedes after Lewis Hamilton accused championshipleading teammate Nico Rosberg of deliberately colliding with him. But if...
  • Red Bull's Ricciardo beats Rosberg to win Belgian Grand Prix 2014 August 24, 2014

    Spa: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo beat Nico Rosberg to win an incidentpacked Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, while Rosberg extended his championship lead over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in acrimonious circumstances. Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas was third. The increasingly strained relations at Mercedes look set to get even worse after Rosberg...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg takes pole position for Belgian Grand Prix August 23, 2014

    Spa: Nico Rosberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position after holding off a strong challenge from his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in qualifying on Saturday. Hamilton was ahead of Rosberg on the first two time splits of his final lap but then drifted back, allowing Rosberg to clinch...
  • Valtteri Bottas fastest in 3rd Belgian GP practice August 23, 2014

    Belgium: Valtteri Bottas ended Mercedes' run of fastest laps with the top time for Williams in a damp final Belgian Grand Prix practice on Saturday. The Finn clocked a time of one minute 49.465 seconds, with Australian Daniel Ricciardo second and 0.268 slower for champions Red Bull. Mercedes had finished onetwo in...
  • Sebastian Vettel is worn out, says Red Bull chief Christian Horner August 12, 2014

    Sebastian Vettel is "worn out" after winning four consecutive world drivers' titles to enable Red Bull to reign supreme in Formula One, according to his team chief Christian Horner. Briton Horner said that exhaustion was a part of the explanation for the 27yearold German's loss of form in a season dominated...
  • Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo wins Hungarian Grand Prix amid high drama July 27, 2014

    Budapest: Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull overtook Ferrari's Fernando Alonso near the end of the race to win a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, his second Formula One victory of the season and his career. Lewis Hamilton, who started from pit lane after his engine caught on fire during qualifying,...
  • Daniel Ricciardo happy to show the steel behind the smile July 25, 2014

    Daniel Ricciardo may come across as a bit of a softie but behind that smiling exterior there lurks an Aussie hard man up for a fight. No Formula One driver has a broader, or more permanent, smile than the 25yearold Perth native who has seized his opportunity at champions Red Bull...
  • Daniel Ricciardo happy with 'best third' at British Grand Prix July 7, 2014

    Australian Daniel Ricciardo celebrated the "best third place" of his career on Sunday after grabbing a podium finish at the British Grand Prix. The 25yearold Red Bull driver produced an outstanding drive to prove his worth. He said: "I'm not normally ecstatic with a third, but I am today ... We did...
  • Mercedes' Hamilton wins crashhit British Grand Prix after Rosberg retires July 6, 2014

    Silverstone: Lewis Hamilton won a crashhit British Grand Prix on Sunday to cut Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's lead in the drivers' championship from 29 points to just four after the German had his first nonfinish of the season. Hamilton, the 2008 champion, started sixth on the grid. The British driver leapt...
  • F1 to use standing race restarts from grid in 2015 June 27, 2014

    Safety car periods will be followed by standing race restarts from the grid next season, Formula One's governing body announced on Thursday. The measure, which replaces rolling restarts, is aimed at making grands prix more exciting but has been criticised by some drivers. "I understand the start is one of the most...
  • Red Bull start party early as Austria awaits June 10, 2014

    Formula One will return to Austria for the first time in 11 years this month but hosts Red Bull got the party rolling early when Daniel Ricciardo claimed the team's first win of the season in Canada on Sunday. Until Montreal it had seemed almost inevitable that dominant Mercedes and their...
  • Red Bull rivalry overtakes Hamilton, Rosberg spat June 9, 2014

    Montreal: For weeks the Formula One world has been riveted on a feud between championship contenders Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton but after the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday the Mercedes team mates have another rivalry to worry about. After a difficult start to the season, Red Bull returned to the...
  • Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo wins dramatic Canadian Grand Prix June 9, 2014

    Montreal: Daniel Ricciardo won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, breaking the Mercedes stranglehold on the Formula One circuit. The Red Bull driver earned his first Formula One victory and the first win this year for any driver other than Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Ricciardo passed Rosberg, the points...
  • Sebastian Vettel's F1 season going from bad to worse May 26, 2014

    Sebastian Vettel's season got even more frustrating on Sunday after the fourtime defending Formula One champion spent most of the Monaco Grand Prix watching from the garage after car failure ended his race. The German driver had already won two races by this stage last season, but this year he has...
  • Formula One standings after the Monaco Grand Prix 2014 May 25, 2014

    Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to take the overall championship lead from his teammate Lewis Hamilton, who came second to give Mercedes a fifth straight 12 finish. The German driver clinched his second victory of the season and fifth of his career, making a...
  • Rosberg holds off teammate Hamilton to win Monaco Grand Prix May 25, 2014

    Monaco: Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to take the overall championship lead from his teammate Lewis Hamilton, who came second to give Mercedes a fifth straight 12 finish. The German driver clinched his second victory of the season and fifth of his career, making...
  • Monaco GP: No luck for Sebastian Vettel on 100th race for Red Bull May 25, 2014

    Monaco: Quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel retired from the Monaco Grand Prix, his 100th race for Red Bull, on Sunday. The 26yearold German, who had made a good start to take third place from Australian team mate Daniel Ricciardo behind the two Mercedes drivers, slowed on lap four...
  • Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg takes pole position for Monaco Grand Prix May 24, 2014

    Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton on Saturday after making a late error that left his Mercedes team0mate visibly irate at missing out on a shot at qualifying in first place. With Rosberg holding the best time, the Mercedes pair went out for...