RedBull Racings’ Daniel Ricciardo Face off Against a Rugby Team
By: S. Harding, Xiro Xone News February 01, 2016
With the Formula One season just a month away, Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo took to the field against the Bath rugby team when they challenged him to take on their 2012 Formula One World Championship-winning RB8 car in a straight scrum down.
Some may think this doesn’t sound like a very fair fight, or is it? A 750 brake horsepower, speed machine that can hit well over 200mph versus eight humanoids made of nothing more advanced than skin and bone. This may very well be the true test of man versus machine.
Separated by a specially-engineered scrum machine, the stunt produced a smoke-filled stalemate as the big men held their own against the best Ricciardo had to offer.
"They're big, powerful, they get up from big hits and they know that's part of it."
"I respect them a lot as athletes," Ricciardo told RedBull.com.
Watch Daniel Ricciardo and teammate Daniil Kvyat take to the grid at the Australian Grand Prix when the Formula One season begins March 20th.