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Top ten F1 Drivers of the Year vote: 10th - Daniel Ricciardo

A hard-fought campaign may not have yielded too many points, but ultimately paved the way to potentially the biggest challenge of his life for Daniel Ricciardo, who you placed tenth in the F1 Driver of the Year poll...
Top 10 F1 Drivers of the Year 2013:
10: Daniel Ricciardo

Team: Scuderia Toro Rosso
Races: 19
Wins: 0
Podiums: 0
Best Finish: 7th
Poles: 0
Fastest Laps: 0
Points: 20
Championship position: 14th

2012 Driver of the Year position: 14th

Mark Webber's decision to finally call time on his F1 career cast a different light on countryman Daniel Ricciardo's season, with the Red Bull protégé eventually getting the call to step up to the senior team for 2014.

As in 2013, Ricciardo's early performances didn't warrant automatic promotion, with Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso and even Jenson Button being linked to the seat alongside Sebastian Vettel before RBR finally made its decision in the build-up to the Italian GP, some two months after Webber's announcement.

With Toro Rosso looking a little more competitive than its 2012 form, Ricciardo was able to challenge for Q3 appearances and points finishes, even though his results fluctuated between seventh and 17th at times.

His points were almost equally distributed in each half of the season, with highs of seventh in China and Monza before a single score at Interlagos ensured he doubled his 2012 tally.

Life will be a lot different in 2014, and it remains to be seen how the smiling Australian copes alongside a four-time world champion.



Related Pictures

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24.11.2013 - Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8
15.11.2013- Free Practice 1, The helmet of Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8
24.10.2013- Thursday press conference: Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
press conference with:
Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR02 
Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 
Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E22 
Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 
Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05 
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05 and Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
press conference with Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10 , Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05 and Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05 and Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
press conference with:
Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR02 
Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 
Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E22 
Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 
Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05 
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05 and Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E22 and Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
Franz Tost (AUT), Scuderia Toro Rosso, Team Principal
Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E22 and Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9

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rob01

December 22, 2013 1:40 PM

rich,tai and fullfit. you just successfully changed a story on Daniel into a Hamilton thread. Sadly you have just endorsed his popularity the same as 24/7 only taking it a step further.



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