On 21:19, evening time, Daniel Ricciardo was announced as 2nd driver for the Infiniti Red Bull F1 team for 2014 on the austrian TV channel Servus TV.
He will replace Mark Webber, who drove for Red Bull from 2007-2013.
Webber will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2014, including the 24h of Le Mans, in a Porsche LMP1 car.
Red Bull said that they’re aiming a at least three year partnership with Ricciardo.
Ricciardo is in the Red Bull Junior programme since 2010.
He was test and reserve driver and also drove in the WSBR, finishing 2nd in the standings.
Then he was replacing Narain Kartikehyan at the 2nd hafl of the F1 2011 season in a HRT F111.
He then joined Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2012.
His teammate Jean Eric Vergne was always more consistend on points, but Ricciardo was the faster driver, especially on one Qualifying lap.
The decison from Red Bull to take Ricciardo was quite obvious.
I never took the Raikkönnen/Alonso romours seriously.
It would be stupid if they won’t have taken Ricciardo, because then the philosophy of the Toro Rosso team would be in question.