Ricciardo has proved he can bother Vettel

Ricciardo has proved he can bother Vettel

Daniel Ricciardo's second place on the road in Australia showed exactly why Red Bull chose him over an established topline driver. As EDD STRAW argues, it also proves he can take the fight to Sebastian Vettel

When Red Bull announced last September that Daniel Ricciardo had secured the seat vacated by Mark Webber for the 2014, there was widespread scepticism.

After all, in just over two years in Formula 1, first with HRT and subsequently with Toro Rosso, the ever-grinning Australian had only a handful of Q3 appearances and a smattering of minor points finishes on his CV.

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