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Ricciardo's winning ride on permanent loan to WA museum

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by September 21, 2017 General

It’s got a peak output of around 750 horsepower and a top speed that could blur your vision.

But the Red Bull RB10 Formula One racing car that’s just been delivered to the Motor Museum of WA in Whiteman Park won’t be going anywhere fast.

The innovative supercar is on permanent loan to the museum by its owner – Perth F1 superstar Daniel Ricciardo – who drove the RB10 to victory in the Canadian Grand Prix at Montreal in 2014 and got to keep the car as part of the win.

Hot on the heels of his second placing in the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix last weekend, Ricciardo jetted down to his home town to open a new exhibition space at the museum with his red hot ride as the centrepiece – complete with engine.

Premier Mark McGowan was at the opening on Wednesday night, and praised Ricciardo for his generosity.

“Becoming the home of Daniel’s first Red Bull race car is a major coup for the Motor Museum of WA,” Mr McGowan said.

“It’s a fantastic gesture that our own international sports star has lent his support to open the museum’s new facility, which is run by a board and 65 passionate volunteers.”

The museum is close to the old Caversham Circuit where Australian racing legend Sir Jack Brabham competed in several Grand Prix during the 1950s and 60s, and it’s hoped Ricciardo’s car will help inspire the next generation of WA racers.

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