Daniel Ricciardo to share track with fellow Aussie at Australian GP for the first time since 2013

As the 2024 season gains momentum, two exhilarating events have already unfolded, leaving fans on the edge of their seats. With anticipation building, television executives are gearing up to promote the upcoming Australian Grand Prix, scheduled to start immediately.

However, amidst the enthusiastic promotion, a significant mistake has come to light, centered on the charismatic star driver from the RB team, Daniel Ricciardo.

Daniel Ricciardo to share track with fellow Aussie at Australian GP

Formula One enjoys immense popularity, widely acknowledged on television and various social media platforms. Recently, after the conclusion of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Network Ten has been promoting the upcoming Australian Grand Prix; however, fans have noticed a huge mistake while the commentators were talking about the situation between Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris. The voiceover stated, “For the first time, two Aussies go head to head at an Australian Grand Prix.”

Afterwards, upon noticing the mistake, fans quickly reminded the broadcaster that Ricciardo had competed with another fellow Australian driver in his home country back in 2012. The 34-year-old had competed alongside Mark Webber, who is another Australian, almost 12 years ago. At the event, Ricciardo secured ninth place, while Weber grabbed fourth, missing the opportunity for a podium finish for only a split second of time.

Daniel Ricciardo’s difficult start to 2024 F1 season

Despite having high hopes with RB’s newly launched car, the Australian driver has faced difficulties at the opening two Grand Prix events. At the Saudi Arabian GP, his pace deteriorated compared to his initial rhythm, starting from the P14 position.

Expressing his frustration towards himself, the driver stated, “Because I’ve driven a long time, I know when things don’t feel quite right, but on the one hand, it’s nice to find a few things, but on another, it meant that it was a pretty painful weekend, so that’s obviously frustrating.”

“The race was tough. I think coming into it we knew it would be tough, then we had a slow pit stop and then a few laps from the end I ate a bit too much kerb in Turn 1 and had a spin, that kind of summed up the weekend.”

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