Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo was presented with the coveted Race Number One in 2015. “It was definitely a special moment and a huge surprise to me,” said Ricciardo. “I appreciate it a lot and love being a part of the Wings for Life World Run. I hope that as many people as possible take part to help find a cure for spinal cord injury.”
In the world of motor sports, Daniel’s proven that he’s got it all: speed, wits and more than enough talent to help Infiniti Red Bull Racing achieve more success in the future. Now the up-and coming Formula One superstar from Australia tackles a challenge that will see him trying to evade a car, rather than chasing it down.
In 2015, he took part as a Selfie Runner in Monaco where he covered 12.56km in happy solitude:
“For me the best thing about the Selfie Run was the peace and quiet. My life is filled with organised chaos, so for me it was alone time. Was nice for a change,” said Ricciardo.
“The special thing about the run is knowing thousands of people at that very moment are sharing the experience with you. The fatigue, the joy, the emotion afterwards. Everything. It was great.”
Ricciardo “chose to run alone. I thought about going with a group but sometimes running alone is peaceful, and it gave me time to think about everyone else around the world, running, and I was able to sort through a lot of thoughts.
“That virtual Catcher Car feels so real that you really push on! It’s incredibly fun and satisfying because you not only prove to yourself what you can do, but you know the money you raise will make a difference”.