Australian set for Red Bull test

Young Australian Daniel Ricciardo will likely test for Red Bull Racing due to his strong form in the British F3 series in 2009, team boss Christian Horner has revealed. The 20-year-old has achieved five wins, four poles and ten podiums and ...

Young Australian Daniel Ricciardo will likely test for Red Bull Racing due to his strong form in the British F3 series in 2009, team boss Christian Horner has revealed.

The 20-year-old has achieved five wins, four poles and ten podiums and is currently leading the championship. He will automatically qualify for a F1 Super License if he is crowned champion.

"Dan is clearly doing a very good job in F3 and he's done very well in the (F1) simulator work that he's done with us already," Horner told Motorsport News.

"We'll keep an eye on how he does for the rest of the season and maybe give him a run out on a young driver day."

Despite the severe restrictions on track testing in F1, three days for young driver training are reserved per team at the conclusion of the race calendar.

Ricciardo, meanwhile, said he hoped to also do some straight-line testing in the F1 car.

The reigning British F3 world champion is Jaime Alguersuari.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Daniel Ricciardo , Jaime Alguersuari
Teams Red Bull Racing