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(Red Bull) Red Bull Racing’s newest star Daniel Ricciardo brought F1 to Sri Lanka at the Red Bull Show Run. The 100,000 strong crowd that lined the streets of downtown Colombo were left in a whirl as the RB7 thundered past them.

Daniel took the car out four times for a spin around the streets of Colombo, eliciting loud and excited cheers each time he tore around the course and leaving a trail of deafening sound, burning rubber and smoke in his wake.

He said: “The track was really good, in sections it was bumpy but the corners were great.

“What made it even more special was being the first team to have driven a Formula One car on the streets of Sri Lanka and to get such a great reaction from the crowd.”

The build-up to his run at the Colombo Night Races began a day before the main event, when the RB7 was snapped atop the culturally revered Galle Fort.

Daniel showed what the car could do and got the gathered crowds cheering as he also drove the car on a section of road outside the Fort.

He said: “The trip to Galle was great. I also got to spend some time on the beach so I was very happy with that.”

It’s been a strange season for F1

Looking back on his last year with Scuderia Toro Rosso, he pinpointed his seventh place at the Chinese Grand Prix as a turning point.

He said: “I think we started to get a bit of consistency after Barcelona and overall that continued up until the summer break.

“We were a bit up-and-down again in the run-in which was disappointing for everyone because once we cracked the top ten we would have liked to have stayed there – but it’s been a strange season for F1 and we were by no means the only team that was inconsistent from one week to the next.”

After performing his last tests for Scuderia Toro Rosso before replacing Mark Webber at Red Bull Racing, he said the team was well placed to progress further.

The work that’s been done stands everyone in good stead for next season

He said: “As a group we’ve been working better as the season as gone on.

“The team moulds itself as all the components rub off on one another and I think we’ve made progress this year.

“It isn’t always obvious from the results – and that’s a bit frustrating for everyone – but the work that’s been done stands everyone in good stead for next season.”

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