Daniel Ricciardo set for F1 show run in Perth


Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo will complete a show run in the championship-winning Red Bull RB7 from 2011 this December at Perth Speed Fest.

Ricciardo has picked up the mantle as Australia’s leading F1 driver since the retirement of Mark Webber at the end of 2013, winning three grands prix for Red Bull last year.

The Perth native first completed a show run in his home city back in 2010 when he was racing in Formula Renault 3.5 as a Red Bull junior driver, but will return later this year.

Ricciardo will get behind the wheel of the RB7 car that former teammate Sebastian Vettel took to the F1 drivers’ championship back in 2011.

“There’s nothing in Australia quite like it,” event producer Emma Stenhouse said.

“To see our local hero Daniel Ricciardo in an F1 car racing in Perth, as well as racing and demonstrations of motocross, rallying, bikes, drags and V8s – alongside a huge showcase of historic, classic and majestic cars – will be exciting.”

Ricciardo will be joined at the event by an array of Australia motorsport stars, including 1980 F1 champion Alan Jones and V8 Supercars driver Will Davison.

The Perth Speed Fest is inspired by the historic Goodwood Festival of Speed that takes place every year in England.

Ricciardo will appear at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana on December 13. Tickets for the event go on sale on Monday.