June.30 – Hispania Racing Team has confirmed that Daniel Ricciardo will make his F1 racing entrance in one of its cars at the British GP.
“It’s a dream come true for me – for the first time on an F1 starting grid!” said Ricciardo. “I had to pinch myself a couple of times to be sure that it’s real. I’m excited and can hardly wait to drive at Silverstone. It’s a new challenge, a new experience, a new team, but I’m ready and will give of my best in any event.”
HRT chairman Jose Ramon Carabante is positive that the contract to run Ricciardo could be the start of a greater partnership among his team and Red Bull.
“This agreement is a reward for all the hard work Hispania Racing has shown since we started in Formula 1 last year,” he said. “We’re proud that the Formula 1 world champion team has trusted us in their effort of developing their drivers. Let’s hope that this is just the start of a fruitful relationship.”
Murcia-based team is yet to announce who Ricciardo will be replacing, but Indian driver Narain Karthikeyan is expected to step aside.
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