Andretti among those praising Red Bull decision to promote Ricciardo 4 September, 2013 Daniel Ricciardo is Red Bull bound in 2014 Mario Andretti, Formula 1′s world champion of 1978, along with several leading Formula 1 figures have backed Red Bull's decision to promote Daniel Ricciardo.
Some, including the German newspapers Welt and Bild, have criticised the signing of young 'nobody' Australian Ricciardo over a champion candidate like Kimi Raikkonen.
But Andretti insisted: 'I can understand the decision absolutely. They have this training team, Toro Rosso, that has already created Sebastian Vettel.'
'So why would they have a training team if not for situations like this?' said the...
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