READ ALSO: Red Bull Air Race
Originally an F1 pilot, Daniel Ricciardo raced with Michael Keightley, who is the Flight Lieutenant of RAAF.
The Red Bull racing show car hits top speeds of 380 km/h, while the Hornet a staggering 2000 km/h. Of course, Daniel cut the chase by starting before the Hornet, because quite obviously, there was no beating the Hornet once it was in flight.
Imagine what it would be like to look in your rear view mirror and see a Hornet. That’s the kind of adventure these two daredevils were looking to accomplish. For Daniel, it was a whole new experience, considering he has always only raced with sports cars.
Having a plane chasing you up close is definitely an experience worth recalling. The intensified power of the Hornet can be felt right from your driver’s seat, and you will half hope it doesn’t blow you away.
Although having a home race is convenient and classy, Albert Park definitely stands as one of Daniel’s favorite circuits out of a list of top five. Michael Keightley, who operated the Hornet for the race, is equally fascinated with the experience, too, which was nothing short of fantastic.