(Video courtesy of Red Bull Racing)

Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo had some pre Australian Grand Prix fun on Thursday as he drove the Sandman with fellow Aussie V8 Super Cup driver Jamie Whincup.

Speaking at the event, Ricciardo commented by saying:

I am a fan of motorsports in general, not just of Formula One, so it was great to get a taste of what V8 Supercars is all about, I wasn’t sure what to expect but driving the Triple Eight Sandman was a lot of fun, I was surprised how responsive the car was. It’s been great to spend time with Red Bull Racing Australia and Jamie Whincup because V8 Supercars is something I grew up watching as a kid.

Ricciardo’s attention now switches to the Australian Grand Prix this weekend at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit for the opening race of the 2016 FIA Formula One world championship. Jamie Whincup commented by saying:

We came out to Sandown Raceway for a session with Daniel Ricciardo to give him a taste of our V8 Supercars world with the Triple Eight Sandman and we definitely let it rip, The Holden Sandman is an Aussie icon in its own right so what better way to celebrate the kick-off of the Melbourne Grand Prix with that and Daniel Ricciardo.

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