While the names of Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso circulated is finally Daniel Ricciardo will replace Mark Weeber next season in the Formula 1 team Red Bull.
Mark Webber had announced earlier this year that he would retire from the world of Formula 1 to return to his first love, the Endurance. Since the announcement, there were many rumors about the next teammate Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull.
The Austrian team has finally made his decision and announced that the Australian driver will be replaced by … another Australian driver. In fact, it’s Daniel Ricciardo has been selected by Red Bull to take the other pilot’s holding in the Austrian team. This choice may seem surprising to some, but that makes sense since it is the internal option was favored by the manufacturer.
Indeed, the past two seasons is already Australian driver at Toro Rosso, the sister team Red Bull. A natural choice as the director says Red Bull, Christian Horner. “This is a very talented young driver is involved, it has a great attitude, so it is a logical choice for us.”
For its part, the young Australian rider said he was “delighted and very excited” and it adds: “Since I arrived in F1 in 2011, I hoped that one day it happens I’m ready for it,. I do not intend to finish 10th. I want to get the best for me and my team. “
Jean-Eric Vergne, Australian teammate Daniel Ricciardo and currently before the driver championship in the world of Formula 1, it should remain at Toro Rosso next year.