Another young Aussie on the rise Another Aussie driver, young Daniel Ricciardo, is off to a good start after being chosen as one of eight racers worldwide in the Red Bull young driver program and about to embark on a season in the British Formula Three Championship.
"What Sebastian Vettel did last year opened our (Red Bull junior development drivers) eyes to what is possible," the nineteen year old told the AAP. "Three years ago he was in F3. He showed that if you do the right things, get results, they (Red Bull) can push us through (to F1). We saw what this program can do - that it's realistic (to get to F1 and win). The aim has got to be to try to mimic what Vettel has done."
Ricciardo will join Carlin for the British F3 championship this year and is hoping that next year will see him step up into GP2 and possibly get an F1 test somewhere along the way...
"Carlin is a great team and Red Bull is putting in a lot, so I know I'm expected to achieve podiums, to win races, and hopefully win the championship. If I can do that then GP2 could be the option for next year."
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