Ricciardo confirmed as Red Bull Racing F1 Driver

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Daniel Ricciardo will replace Mark Webber on the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team in 2014.

Daniel Ricciardo, currently on the Scuderia Toro Rosso team, will replace Mark Webber, who is retiring from Formula One at the end of this season.

Having been signed to Red Bull Junior Team in 2008, Ricciardo has earned his driving stripes in the junior categories. After success in the Renault World Series and testing for Red Bull Racing, Ricciardo made his Formula One debut with the Hispania Racing Team at Silverstone in 2011. He would sign to Scuderia Toro Rosso for the 2012 season, scoring points in his maiden Australian Grand Prix.

This year, Ricciardo ratcheted up his performance, scoring a career best seventh in China and putting in some giant-killing qualifying performances.

The 24-year-old Ricciardo will partner three-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel at the team.

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