The rise of Daniel Ricciardo
August 1st, 2014
04:59 PM ET

F1 surprise package: The revelations of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo

As Red Bull Racing closed its doors on Friday for Formula One’s mandatory summer holiday, the team's rookie racer Daniel Ricciardo clocked off on a high.

The Australian with the grin as wide as the Sydney Harbor Bridge has plenty of reasons to smile after his surprise star turn in the first half of the 2014 season.

The unassuming 25-year-old has asserted himself as the best of the rest, with two stylish victories and third place in the drivers’ championship. FULL POST

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Red Bull tycoon re-energizing Formula One
The hills are alive with the sound of motorsport: The Red Bull Ring in Austria.
June 23rd, 2014
12:04 PM ET

Red Bull tycoon re-energizing Formula One

Austrian Red Bull tycoon Dietrich Mateschitz likes to do his talking - and his spending - on the track.

The billionaire made just one low-key public appearance during Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix. He was finally spotted by eagle-eyed TV cameras on lap 23 of the race, but by that point his Red Bull team’s chances of victory had fizzled out.

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel was lagging a lap off the pace and would later retire. Canada race winner Daniel Ricciardo had to settle for eighth after being shunted out of position at the start.

It was probably not the homecoming Red Bull envisaged but for Mateschitz re-energising one of F1’s best-loved tracks may be reward enough. FULL POST

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Ferrari fireworks?
September 12th, 2013
01:14 PM ET

The cult of Kimi Raikkonen: F1's coolest driver

Kimi Raikkonen has always been box office, even before he re-signed for Formula One’s most iconic team, Ferrari.

The 2007 world champion is a fan favorite and arguably the most popular driver on the grid.

Wherever F1 goes, from Monza to Melbourne, Shanghai to Singapore, there are always enthusiastic, banner-waving Raikkonen fans in the stands and, in the virtual realm of social media, he is the subject of plenty of ardent chatter.

But just what is it about the laid back Finn that has sparked this global cult of Kimi? FULL POST

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