Daniel Ricciardo, Toro Rosso, Nurburgring, 2013

Red Bull to run Ricciardo at Young Drivers’ Test

2013 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Daniel Ricciardo, Toro Rosso, Nurburgring, 2013Daniel Ricciardo will drive for Red Bull in this week’s Young Drivers’ Test in the clearest signal yet he is being considered for a place at the team in 2014.

Red Bull announced a revised driver line-up for this week’s test following the FIA’s decision to allow race drivers to participate.

Ricciardo will be one of five drivers to get behind the wheel of the RB9 during the three days of running.

Antonio Felix da Costa and Carlos Sainz Jnr, who were previously confirmed to be driving for Red Bull at the test, will run on the mornings of the three test days.

Ricciardo will have his run on Wednesday afternoon, taking over from Da Costa. On Thursday Da Costa will hand over to Mark Webber, and Sebastian Vettel will drive on Friday afternoon following Sainz’s run.

Ricciardo’s Toro Rosso team mate and fellow Red Bull development driver Jean-Eric Vergne has not been given a test.

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