Red Bull's junior driver Daniel Ricciardo says his team is looking forward to some Indian food during next month's GP in Delhi
Even as most Formula One teams will be losing sleep in their bid to research all they need to know about the inaugural Indian GP on October 30, reigning Formula One champions Red Bull are busy planning their menu in New Delhi.
Dan good: Daniel Ricciardo after driving his Red Bull NASCAR at Cardiff
Bay in Wales earlier this month. Pic/Getty images
Red Bull junior driver Daniel Ricciardo told MiD DAY yesterday that members of the German outfit are looking forward to some fine Indian food during their maiden trip to India next month.
"I've spoken to some of Red Bull's staff members including their mechanics and they are quite excited about India and are in fact looking forward to trying out some good Indian curries," said Ricciardo, who is all set to dazzle Delhi in a Red Bull car during a road show across Rajpath at Indian Gate on October 1.
Ricciardo even warned of one helluva Red Bull party in New Delhi considering the Germans, who are comfortably leading the Drivers Championship (Sebastian Vettel on 309 points is way ahead of second-placed Jenson Button of McLaren-Mercedes on 185), could also seal the Constructors Championship at the Buddh International Circuit. Red Bull are currently on 491 points while McLaren-Mercedes are second with 353 points in the contructor's race.
"I've been speaking to some Red Bull team members and they are really excited about India. They can sense a World Championship, so they are holding in some of their excitement. Maybe they'll wrap it up in India and then you will see a lot of them celebrating. Everyone is pretty low key at the moment as they have a Drivers and Constructors Championship to focus on," added Ricciardo, who replaced India's first Formula One driver Karthikeyan in the Hispania Racing Team's driver's earlier this season.
Meanwhile, the HRT team are happy to have local boy Karthikeyan to take them around Delhi. "I've spoken to Narain and he's told me that the food in India is really nice, so I'm looking forward to that too. He always takes some of the team members to traditional Indian restaurants. He knows quite a few Indian food places across the world. I'm looking forward to letting him take me somewhere when we're in India," said Ricciardo.
Speaking of India's F1 hero, the 23-year-old said: "Narain's pretty fast and I know the Indians definitely love his style which I think is great to watch. When I was told that I was going to be taking Narain's seat (mid-way through the season), I was very shocked to start off with, but also honored and happy to be racing in Formula One. I didn't know Narain prior to that so it wasn't anything personal against him but I think it will be exciting for him to come back in India and do some racing and the crowd is going to love it."