Thursday, 30 June 2011

Daniel Ricciardo To Race For HRT At Silverstone?

According to Australian newspaper Perth Now Daniel Ricciardo will make his F1 debut at the next Grand Prix which is scheduled for Silverstone next weekend. The Australian will replace Narain Karthikeyan at back marker team HRT in a loan deal agreed with Red Bull.

Reports suggest Ricciardo will replace Karthikeyan for the rest of the season, with Indian driver Karthikeyan stepping back into the seat for his home Grand Prix in late October.

Ricciardo, Toro Rosso's third driver has impressed in Friday practices at GP weekends leading to mounting pressure on current Toro Rosso drivers Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastien Buemi who are both seen at risk of loosing their seats.

There has been no comment from any of the parties involved but an announcement is expected later today.
Update: Questioned by "Herald Sun" at Heathrow airport Daniel Ricciardo confirms the rumours. Ricciardo: "It's pretty, pretty exciting, It's awesome, just awesome. To make the first one at Silverstone, it's great, It's a circuit I know well and it's just up the road from my second home in Britain."

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