Daniel Ricciardo drove a V8 Supercar for the first time ahead of the 2019 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, as he got behind the wheel of Rick Kelly’s Castrol Supercar.
Ricciardo previously got some Supercars experience during a Red Bull promotion event in 2016, though this was the first time the Australian has sampled a full-blown Supercar.
"I expected it to be good, it’s not like I didn’t expect it, but I’ve never really driven any serious race car with a roof on it, it’s always been formula cars, so I didn’t really know what to expect either.
"With F1, obviously we race close but you don’t really get as much touching because just the way that the cars are built and they’re a bit more, I guess, fragile, but for these guys to still be doing well over 200 kays and be pushing bumpers, it’s good fun.”
"But to see the way he got in, went out, and did laps with me in the car with him, and then he stepped it up every single lap, just crept up on the brake markers and changed his inputs to improve every single lap, I mean, that’s why he’s the champion he is, and for me to sit next to him in the car and witness that firsthand was pretty special.