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The rise of Daniel Ricciardo

Published 1538 GMT (2338 HKT) August 1, 2014
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Daniel Ricciardo is getting used to Formula One's champagne feeling after two victories in his first year driving for Red Bull Racing. Lars Baron/Getty Images
The Australian made his F1 debut on loan from Toro Rosso to the now defunct Hispania team in 2011, with a best finish of 18th in 11 starts. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Returning to Toro Rosso, he spent two years with the junior Red Bull team before signing off, as shown here, at the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix. Peter Fox/Getty Images
He made a dream start to his Red Bull career as he came second at his home race in Australia, only to see his result scrapped because of a fuel-flow problem with the car. Clive Mason/Getty Images
Ricciardo won the first race of his F1 career at the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix after making a series of impressive moves through the field. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
He demonstrated more of his skills in Hungary, making the most of safety-car interruptions to win his second race of 2014. Lars Baron/Getty Images