Daniel Ricciardo is an Australian racing driver who is currently competing inFormula One for Scuderia Toro Rosso. Ricciardo started karting at the age of nine and entered numerous karting events since. In 2005, he entered the Western AustralianFormula Ford championship driving a 15-year-old Van . The following year, however, he won a scholarship into the Formula BMW Asian championship with Eurasia Motorsport. During his début season, Ricciardo took two victories (both at Bira) and also achieved a pole position at Zhuhai. 2007 saw the Australian switch categories to Formula Renault with Rp Motorsport, entering the European and Italian championships of the category. During the mid–part of the 2008 season, Ricciardo made his Formula Three début at the Nürburgring, entering SG Formula'sFormula Three Euroseries team. Ricciardo moved to the British Formula Three Championship for the 2009 season driving for Carlin Motorsport. On 30 October 2009, Ricciardo was signed by Tech 1 to compete in the 2010 season. In 2011 Ricciardo raced for ISR Racing. Ricciardo made his track debut at the wheel of a Formula One car, when he tested for Red Bull Racing at the young drivers test atCircuito de Jerez over three days, from 1–3 December 2009. On 30 June 2011, Ricciardo signed for Hispania Racing and on 14 December 2011, it was confirmed that Ricciardo would drive for the Scuderia Toro Rosso for the 2012 season.