Ricciardo’s turn to wow Indian fans

Date published: October 3 2011

Daniel Ricciardo was the latest F1 driver to wow Indian fans as he raced the Red Bull Running Showcar down the iconic Rajpath in front of 60,000 fans…

Daniel Ricciardo was the latest F1 driver to wow Indian fans as he raced the Red Bull Running Showcar down the iconic Rajpath in front of 60,000 fans.

Last weekend McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton was in action at Bangalore while this weekend it was Red Bull and Ricciardo who drummed up interest ahead of India’s inaugural F1 grand prix.

With the Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate serving as backdrops on either side, the Australian raced down Rajpath, the ceremonial boulevard for the Republic of India, in New Delhi at over 300kph.

“It was a proud moment for me to be the first F1 driver to race down the Rajpath. Today’s drive was truly exhilarating, especially with legions of cheering fans lining the road,” said Ricciardo.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before but I’m sure that Red Bull has set millions of pulses racing as India waits for the lights to turn green at the grand prix later this month.”

The action, though, didn’t stop with Formula One as the Ghost Ryderz – India’s top professional stunt bike group – were also on hand to wow the crowd while some of India’s best drivers also took to the tarmac in their Renault Koleos, balancing acceleration and braking perfectly.