Webber tips Ricciardo to win races in 2014
26 February 2014 – Mark Webber has tipped Red Bull replacement Daniel Ricciardo to win races this season.
Ricciardo, 24, made the step up to the reigning World Champions after two campaigns at junior outfit Toro Rosso, taking Webber's seat after his fellow Australian chose to join Porsche's new sportscar programme.
And although Webber says it may take some time for Ricciardo to fully adapt, he expects him to shine.
''I believe he'll win Grands Prix this year, which will be a big confidence boost for him,'' Webber told the official Australian Grand Prix podcast, Keeping Track.
"Patience will be required to a degree, it's a new scenario for him but once he finds his feet the sky's the limit for him.
''He thoroughly deserves a seat, he's earned his stripes and he's in a top team where he can show everybody, including himself, what he can do.''
Ricciardo will be in action on the first two days of this week's final pre-season test in Bahrain.