Daniel Ricciardo Set to Revive the Thrill of the Track with RB19 Experience

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Daniel Ricciardo Set to Revive the Thrill of the Track with RB19 Experience
Daniel Ricciardo Set to Revive the Thrill of the Track with RB19 Experience

Australian Formula 1 sensation and current reserve driver for Red Bull Racing, Daniel Ricciardo, has recently confirmed that he will be taking the wheel of this year's RB19 car, igniting a surge of anticipation among motorsport enthusiasts.

Having returned to his former team after concluding his cooperation with McLaren last year, Ricciardo's responsibilities encompass not only the role of reserve driver but also extend to the realm of marketing. However, it is now his upcoming opportunity to drive the RB19 that has stolen the spotlight.

Australian F1 Driver Seizes Opportunity to Pilot Red Bull Racing's RB19 Car

In an interview with ESPN earlier this week, Ricciardo divulged, "I've been in the simulator, but I will drive the RB19 in July after the Silverstone race – I'm getting a Pirelli test." He further revealed that another chance to test the RB19 may present itself after the Monza race in September, stating, "Then maybe I'll get another one after Monza as well in September.

A couple of months away [and] I'll get to feel what it's like."

Reviving Past Glory and Fueling the Desire for a Fresh Chapter

Eager to relish the experience of commanding a high-speed machine once more, Ricciardo expressed his enthusiasm, not only for the sheer speed of the car but also for the familiarity it evokes.

He remarked, "I'm certainly excited to drive a fast car, but also a car that maybe still feels familiar for me – it does a little bit in the sim. But I'm just excited to drive again and to just try to remind a team obviously I once had a lot of success with that I can still turn a fast lap." "I'm definitely still in like a really good place – I'm very happy with this," he affirmed regarding his reserve duties. "Does it mean that I'm happy doing this for the next two or three years? Probably not.

But I think for this year it's certainly a good thing for me." Undeterred by the allure of his current position, Ricciardo remains resolute in his ambitions for the future. He expressed his longing to regain a spot on the grid and explained, "Right now, I do want to get back on the grid next year.

I do feel like there's certainly some unfinished business." Despite his commitment to staying informed and prepared for a potential return, he also emphasizes the importance of personal fulfillment beyond racing. "I'm also ticking a few boxes that if I do get back on the grid next year, and I'm on the grid for the next, whatever, five years, for example, maybe there's things that I won't get a chance to do," Ricciardo mused.

"I want to tick some boxes for myself for like some self-fulfillment." Among these aspirations is the possibility of participating in the renowned New York marathon. Ricciardo expressed his interest in the event, having observed a few friends take part last year.

He enthused, "The New York marathon got mentioned. I had a few friends run it last year and I was like, 'That looks pretty cool.' " With the constraints of a regular racing season, Ricciardo aims to venture beyond the realm of motorsport and embrace experiences that may otherwise elude him.

He stated, "There's these sort of things that I'm thinking about and obviously in a regular season, I wouldn't get the chance to do, so I kind of want to put myself out there and do some things like that this year." In addition to his scheduled RB19 test drives, Ricciardo is set to further demonstrate his prowess on the track.

During the highly anticipated 24 Hours of Nurburgring show in September, he will showcase his skills by piloting an older Red Bull Racing car at the prestigious Nurburgring.

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