Daniel Ricciardo

Date published: February 25 2013

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Australian racer Daniel Ricciardo will remain with STR for 2013 but needs to up his pace if he wants to avoid the chop…

Australian racer Daniel Ricciardo will remain with STR for 2013 but needs to up his pace if he wants to avoid the chop.

Like many drivers, Ricciardo comes from a karting background, having started at nine years old before going on to winning the Western Australian Formula Ford Championship driving in a 15-year-old Van Diemen.

His success saw him win a scholarship into the Formula BMW Asian Championship with Eurasia Motorsport. He finished third in his debut season, taking two victories and a pole position. That year he also competed in the Formula BMW World Final with Fortec Motorsport, taking fifth place.

From there he moved to Formula Renault with Rp Motorsport, entering the European and Italian Championships of the category. He remained a part of the series in 2008, racing in the European and Western European Championships, taking his first European title in the Western European Cup and finishing second in the Eurocup to Finn Valtteri Bottas.

The Australian moved to the British Formula Three Championship in 2009 with Carlin Motorsport and won the title by 87 points from Walter Grubm

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