News On F1 - Formula 1 News, Results, Information and Statistics

Formula 1 Store
F1 Tickets, Tours, Gear
F1 Books
& Biographies

Ricciardo moves into pole for Webber's seat

Formula 1 News - April, 2013

F1 Merchandise
Main Page
Formula 1 News
2016 F1 Schedule
2016 F1 Line-up
2015 F1 Results
F1 Teams
F1 Drivers
10 'n' Pole
Register - Submit
F1 Regulations
The Forums
Live F1 Coverage
Motorsport Shop
Motorsport Calendar
Tim's Blog

F1 Merchandise UK
F1 Merchandise USA

F1 Tours
F1 Tickets
F1 Diecast
F1 Videos
F1 Games
F1 Trivia
NewsOnF1 on Twitter
MotoGP Tickets
Past Formula 1 Seasons
2014 F1 Results
2013 F1 Results
2012 F1 Results
2011 F1 Results
2010 F1 Results
2009 F1 Results
2008 F1 Results
2007 F1 Results
2006 F1 Results
2005 F1 Results
2004 F1 Results
2003 F1 Results

2002 F1 Results

2001 F1 Results

2000 F1 Results

1999 F1 Results

1998 F1 Results

1997 F1 Results
Contact Us
Your Say
Diagnosis & Prognosis
By the Heretic
Controversy Corner
The Real Race
By the Quali-flyer
F1 Testing
F1 Team Reports
8 'n' Pole
2010 World Cup
2006 World Cup

Apr.30 (GMM) Daniel Ricciardo has moved into pole position to succeed his Australian compatriot Mark Webber at Red Bull next year.

Particularly in the wake of the 'Multi-21' affair and subsequent rumours that Webber could sign for Porsche's Le Mans effort, the signs that Sebastian Vettel will have a new teammate in 2014 have been growing.

The early favourite was Kimi Raikkonen, but Red Bull's driver manager Dr Helmut Marko insists he is in "no hurry" to make a decision.

"Many drivers want to drive for Red Bull, and we have two very good juniors," he is quoted by APA news agency at the Red Bull Ring circuit in Spielberg, Austria on Monday.

"I'm not worried that we will have something other than two top drivers in the end."

The 'two very good juniors' referred to by Marko are Toro Rosso duo Ricciardo, 23, and the similarly-aged Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne.

"In general we are happy with both drivers," Marko said.

"Ricciardo is currently the better one. Vergne is too impetuous, asking too much of these sensitive tyres in qualifying."

Like team owner Dietrich Mateschitz, Marko does not completely rule out re-signing Webber for 2014.

He denied the 36-year-old's relationship with Vettel is now untenable, insisting there is tension but only because both drivers are "alpha dogs".

"They work constructively together, and that's enough," said Marko.

"As long as it stays that way, we don't have to worry. They've never been great friends, but they have a working relationship that still works."

In the meantime, Ricciardo has vowed to try to influence Marko's decision, which will be made around summertime.

"Well," the Australian told Speed Week, "the seventh (place) in Shanghai definitely didn't hurt me.

"But I know that I need to do more if I want to have a good chance of getting the place at Red Bull.

"I have to show that it wasn't just a flash in the pan," added Ricciardo.

He admitted the stakes, and the pressure, are high.

"I see it as an incentive, not a burden," said the Perth-born driver. "My goal is to get the promotion, and I know that a lot is expected of me.

"It's up to me to get the results."

comments powered by Disqus
If you are using Internet Explorer, make sure you set your document mode to IE 8 (Alt+8) or via F12 to see and add comments

10 'n' Pole Formula 1 Tipping Competition - Have fun and win - Register

Latest Formula 1 News Headlines
09 Aug: F1 should start 2021 engine planning now - officials Comments
09 Aug: F1's Brazilian duo face uncertain future Comments
08 Aug: Bottas has Renault 'offer' - source Comments
08 Aug: Only 'good offer' would restart F1 career - Buemi Comments
08 Aug: Rosberg lacks Hamilton's 'killer instinct' - Marko Comments
08 Aug: Only new rules can stop Mercedes - Alonso Comments
08 Aug: Newey 'fully motivated again' - Horner Comments
05 Aug: Ecclestone credits Verstappen for Heineken deal Comments
05 Aug: Montezemolo struggles to hold tongue over Ferrari Comments
05 Aug: Wehrlein defends performance against Haryanto Comments
04 Aug: Ecclestone to 'sell' F1 radio coms - report Comments
04 Aug: Sirotkin in running for Renault seat - father Comments
04 Aug: Hulkenberg hails McLaren-Honda progress Comments
04 Aug: Marko plays down Kvyat axe rumours Comments
04 Aug: Renault could turn blue for 2017 - reports Comments
03 Aug: Mercedes, McLaren in dispute over engineer Comments
03 Aug: Wolff urges Renault to sign Ocon Comments
03 Aug: Lauda to help Rosberg bounce back Comments
03 Aug: Father defends Magnussen's F1 commitment Comments
03 Aug: Marchionne 'not satisfied' but staying the course Comments

The latest Formula 1 News

Back to the main news page

Back To Top

F1 Tickets
Chinese F1 GP
Belgian F1 GP
Singapore F1 GP
Italian F1 GP
Abu Dhabi F1 GP
Few tickets still available
MotoGP Tickets
British MotoGP
Czech Republic MotoGP
San Marino MotoGP
Valencia MotoGP
more Motorsport Tours & Holidays

Official 2012 F1 Season Review

Autocourse 2012 Annual

F1 Merchandise US

F1 Merchandise UK

Formula 1 Yearbooks

Ayrton Senna

Past Formula 1 Drivers