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Check Out Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull F1 Homecoming Adventures Down Under

F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo is back in a Red Bull Formula 1 car. And he's back home in Australia, along with some friends, to test the car and make sure it's up to down under.

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Danny Ric is back in a Red Bull and he’s taken a road trip down under. The Australian Formula 1 star joins the latest in the Red Bull Road Trip video series as the team gets ready for his home GP on April 1.

If you’re a bit confused, we’ll take a step back. F1 driver Ricciardo came back to Red Bull Racing after two disappointing seasons with Renault, and one lackluster and one horrific season with McLaren.

But Ricciardo didn’t take on a full-time spot with the team for 2023. Instead, he’s its “third driver.” Doing sim work, test weekends, and, crucially for us, PR work.

PR work like this Australian road trip video.

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Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo Australia Road Trip
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Red Bull has done a few F1 road trip videos already. Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez have raced across the U.S. in two separate videos. And Verstappen made the leap from the simulator to reality on real roads and dirt. Up against serious competition. Ricciardo drove his car to San Francisco back in 2018 in another one of the vids.

But the Red Bull F1 car has never before taken on the Outback.

The car needs to be tested on Australia’s toughest surfaces. From the Outback to the famous Mount Panorama circuit. That’s the idea, at least.

He’s not driving this year’s car. He’s driving a 2011 RB7 that he had sitting in the shed. At least that’s the story. Whatever the reason, it’s great to see that No. 3 on the nose of a blue-and-red racer again.

Daniel Ricciardo Heads Home to Australia

Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo Australia Road Trip
(Photo/Red Bull Racing)

First up, Ricciardo tears up some dirt with off-road racer Daniel Sanders around his home in Perth. Then it’s herding cattle with his RB7 and a helicopter in the Outback.

It’s time for a pit stop in Broken Hill, New South Wales, where the team is playing cricket while they wait for him to arrive.

Onto the Sea Cliff Bridge — a stunning site that will be familiar to anyone who played Forza Horizon 3. He’s joined by aerobatic pilot Matt Hall.

I won’t tell you the entire video, but I will tell you there’s time for some sightseeing and some souvenir shopping. And more guest stars including off-road racer Toby Price, Supercars driver Shane van Gisbergen, and plenty of local wildlife.

So watch the clip and get pumped for Red Bull Racing in the Australian Grand Prix this Sunday in Melbourne. Or is that Tuesday? Wait, it’s actually 1 a.m. Eastern Sunday morning, 10 p.m. Saturday evening Pacific. Darn dateline.

Runtime: 9 minutes

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