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Daniel Ricciardo to replace Mark Webber at Red Bull

Updated: Tuesday, 03 Sep 2013 00:04 | Comments

Mark Webber will drive for Porsche  in next year's World Endurance Championship
Mark Webber will drive for Porsche in next year's World Endurance Championship

Red Bull have confirmed Daniel Ricciardo will drive for the team from the start of next season, replacing Mark Webber.

The 24-year-old Australian moves to Red Bull from sister team Toro Rosso, who he joined in 2010 as a test driver before graduating to a race seat at the start of 2012.

Ricciardo emerged as one of the front-runners for the coveted seat alongside reigning triple world champion Sebastian Vettel in June, after compatriot Webber announced his intention to retire from F1 at the end of the season and move into sports car racing.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner announced the deal in a video on the team's official website, saying: "It gives me great pleasure to announce that our new driver for the 2014 season with Infiniti Red Bull Racing will be Daniel Ricciardo."

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