Ricciardo: “When I was a kid I played the racing games quite a bit, and Spa was always the track I played. It was my favorite, and when I got to drive there for real, every bit was as good as I thought it would be.”
Daniil Kvyat's route to F1 and to the Team was in some way trickier than most. For a start, he hails from a part of the world – Bashkortostan in Russia – where motor racing isn't exactly the top sporting pursuit and where most kids' sporting interests lie with ice hockey. So who is our number 26? This is Daniil.
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For anyone curious about how a driver gets to the top of the F1 tree, it's certainly a more structured path than that seen in many sports. With hindsight it's easy to dismiss the markers. Daniel, after all, has demonstrated his ability in the most emphatic style over the last 12 months – but many are called and very few are chosen.
Q1: "OK Daniel, what's so good about the Hungarian Grand Prix?" Ricciardo: "How long have you got? The Hungarian Grand Prix has a lot going for it. Personally, I love these races in the European summer when you have the high temperatures and – usually – the great weather."