Downtime you would think it’s relaxing by a pool or chilling at home before a season starts for an F1 Driver.

Red Bull flies Daniel Ricciardo out to Sicily to drive the legendary Targa Florio Red race track in a 1972 Alfa Romeo

Daniel Ricciardo performs at Targa Florio in Palermo, Italy on December 1, 2014

The Driver who raced this machine was Nanni Galli of the Alfa Romeo at the 1972 Targa Florio
The dream holiday was arranged for Ricciardo over the winter for a feature in Red Bull’s in-house magazine the Red Bulletin. Tracing his family roots, Ricciardo flew to Sicily to have a go in the Alfa that his Red Bull boss Helmut Marko guided to second place alongside co-driver Nanni Galli at the 1972 running of the Targa Florio.

Daniel Ricciardo performs at Targa Florio in Palermo, Italy on December 1, 2014

It is of special historical significance as Marko set the lap record during that race with a 33m41s lap as he chased down race leader and eventual winner Arturo Merzario.

Daniel Ricciardo performs at Targa Florio in Palermo, Italy on December 1, 2014
It’s no surprise then that Ricciardo’s trademark smile features in most of the promotional pictures from the trip and he is now tracking down a historic racing.

Daniel Ricciardo performs at Targa Florio in Palermo, Italy on December 1, 2014

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