Ricciardo shedding kilos to fit in to Red Bull RB10 cockpit

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo

A visibly slimmer Daniel Ricciardo had admitted that he is still shedding kilograms ahead of his switch to Red Bull – and the Adrian Newey penned RB 10 – for 2014.

The Australian is among the taller and heavier drivers on the grid, and according to recent reports he had trouble fitting at the controls of a mock-up of the cockpit of next year’s Red Bull car.

At the final few races of 2013, some observers noticed Ricciardo not only sporting a new beard, but also a more gaunt look.

He confirmed that he is trimming some superfluous tissue before 2014, when the V6 turbo engines and new ERS systems are adding crucial bulk to the single seaters.

“Compared to where I am now, I need to lose a couple more kilos,” Ricciardo is quoted by Brazil’s Totalrace. “That’s my goal.

“It’s not a problem. I like watching UFC (ultimate fighting championship) and those guys lose eight kilos in a week or something when it gets close to the fight.

“Two kilos in four months will be easy,” he smiled. (GMM)

Subbed by AJN.

  • McLarenfan

    This is wrong in so many ways!

  • fokkinmoron

    Ricciardo is a loser. He won’t even score half the points as Webber. RBR rarely makes mistakes so I can’t see why they brought him up unless they know he sucks and just want to flush him out.

  • matthew

    @fokkinmoron are you high? ricciardo is a solid driver. He beat vergne, who is a good driver as well. Also, why the hell would they put a “loser” into the best team on the grid? to flush him out? How idiotic. I’ll give you the benefit of a doubt because maybe you really were high or drunk when you wrote that.