Ricciardo 'a more confident person' in 2013
4 February 2013 – Daniel Ricciardo has described himself as a much more confident driver this year, with the Australian hoping to draw on the experiences from his first full Formula 1 campaign. The 23-year-old, who is optimistic over the newly-launched STR8's potential, has high hopes over Toro Rosso's ability to move up the grid in 2013.
"I spent most of the winter Down Under and when I came back into the factory in Faenza, I could feel a very positive atmosphere with everyone excited about the new car. The target for us this year is very simple: to improve on last year."
Ricciardo will get behind the wheel of the STR8 chassis on Tuesday and Wednesday, before handing over to ongoing team-mate Jean-Éric Vergne for the final two days.