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Never the others // Toro Rosso drivers on red alert as Daniel Ricciardo targets race drive

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Toro Rosso drivers on red alert as Daniel Ricciardo targets race drive
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Reserve driver Daniel Ricciardo has spent some time testing for Toro Rosso over the winter, and is targeting a race drive for 2012. He's been given the opportunity of Friday free practice running as well, and has his sights firmly set on one or other of the Toro Rosso seats for next season.

"I would love to be racing in Formula 1 in 2012 full time, as always I try not to look at it too much. I think if I can learn as much as I can and do a good job I the Friday practice then hopefully it will set me up for something in the future."

Meanwhile, current drivers Sébastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari aren't focusing on the threat from outside. Jaime said: "In the end, the pressure is always in your hands. You live and you die with your own pressure. It's never the others, it's yours, it's what you create in your mind. It's not a negative thing, actually it's a very positive thing. I don't mind to stay off the track in FP1, because to be honest, we don't really run a lot."