VICTORIA, Australia – Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo had the chance to compare his incredible day job to that of a Royal Australian Air Force Pilot with a run around a regional Air Force Base.
With the 2014 Australia Grand Prix hitting the streets of Melbourne this weekend, Ricciardo and F/A-18 Hornet pilot, FLTLT Michael Keightley got the adrenaline pumping with an occupation comparison of larger-than-life proportions. It can be argued that both have two of the best careers in the world.
Although they have different crafts, they both push themselves beyond what’s normally possible on a daily basis.
“The craziest part was looking in my mirrors and seeing a Hornet – I’m just used to other Formula One cars behind me,” Daniel said.
“It was very surreal. I definitely felt the pure power of the Hornet and as it passed me I was just hoping that it wasn’t going to blow me off the track. It makes what I do seem low level compared to that!”
“I can’t wait to get on track now. Having a home race is awesome, Albert Park is one of my top five favorite circuits.”
”Having a chance to meet Dan was fantastic,” Flight Lieutenant, Michael Keightley said. “It was interesting to talk about the synergies between our jobs, including the hard work and training we undertake to be able to deliver them.”