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Following in the footsteps of McLaren, who completed a demonstration around the streets of Bangalore, Red Bull have also given the Indian fans a treat. The team took their junior driver Daniel Ricciardo to New Delhi, giving him the opportunity to drive the Red Bull Showcar down the Rajpath - an iconic ceremonial boulevard.
After his drive, Ricciardo said: “It was a proud moment for me to be the first F1 driver to race down the Rajpath. Today’s drive was truly exhilarating, especially with legions of cheering fans lining the road.”
Daniel’s current team, HRT, have confirmed that Narain Karthikeyan will be driving their car in Free Practice in Japan this weekend, to prepare for his participation in the inaugural Indian race. He’ll take Tonio Liuzzi’s seat, leaving Ricciardo with a full weekend.
For his part, Daniel is looking forward to getting behind the wheel at Suzuka, saying: “I’ve heard from many of the drivers that it is a beautiful circuit with a lot of history. I spent some time in the simulator and the first sector looks like a lot of fun... I’m really excited because reality is always better.”
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References Daniel Ricciardo, Narain Karthikeyan
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