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Ricciardo will drive 2013 Toro Rosso on opening day pre-season test

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Daniel Ricciardo has confirmed that Toro Rosso made the schedule to take part in the first test February first week. The Australian speedy set to first appearance on the new STR8 chassis at the opening pre-season test in Jerez.

The 23-year-old says Toro Rosso’s 2013 car is on schedule and that the team has “good expectations” for the new season.

“I’ll be driving the first day, the fifth of February,” Ricciardo explained via Toro Rosso’s official website.

“I’m in constant contact. Now the fun is over its back into business mode, getting some info as to how it’s all looking, the team say everything is running to plan and on schedule, which is the first thing you want to hear, said Ricciardo, via video link on the team’s official website.

“But in terms of how the car is going to perform, no one is going to say too much until we are out on track. Even if they tell me it’s the best thing since sliced bread, I’m not going to get too excited until I drive it and feel comfortable myself, but we’ve definitely good expectations.

“I’ll be driving on the first day, so the fifth of Feb, so not long at all. Three weeks. Good stuff. Can’t wait.”


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