Posted: 19 Mar 2013 03:03 AM PDT
Red FM gears up for F1 mania with the Toro Rosso team.
Many young boys would have gone to bed dreaming about driving fast cars for a living. Jean-Eric Vergne, 22, and Daniel Ricciardo, 23, are two young men who can say they are living out that dream. Both are currently here in Malaysia for F1, representing Scuderia Torro Rosso.
Scuderia Toro Rosso is the junior team of Red Bull Racing, with the aim of developing the skills of promising drivers for the senior team. Since 2010, the team has competed as a "true constructor" – independent of their sister team. The team is commonly known as Toro Rosso, which is Italian for Red Bull.
Scuderia is Italian for a stable reserved for racing horses, and is also commonly applied to Italian motor racing teams. Sebastian Vettel, driver for Red Bull Racing is the current World Champion who started his career with Toro Rosso.
Ricciardo has arrived in Malaysia, announcing that he is ready for the heat here. After just completing the Australian Grand Prix, he is on a roll with media events and racing. In his home country, he has proven to be a man of many talents. He performed a hip hop dance routine in front of a crowd on the banks of Melbourne's Yarra River. He stunned members of the public and media that couldn't quite believe they were seeing a Grand Prix driver putting on a hip hop demonstration and that too after only a 30-minute training session!
Ricciardo learned the basics, doing a few spins and ending with what's known as a freeze, which involved holding his entire bodyweight on his hand with a bit of help from his head.
Both Ricciardo and his fellow team member Vergne aspire to be part of the Red Bull Racing team and do not think this is too much of a challenge as they are already part of the Red Bull family. However, they both realise they will be competing against each other, vying for that spot in the senior team. Vergne says: "My first priority for this year is to score as many points as possible. After that, like any other driver, I want to beat my teammate. I learned a lot from him last year and I feel I am ready to do better and move forward."
With the speed and glamour of F1 back in town this weekend, Red FM is giving 10 lucky listeners a chance to be in the thick of the action. Watch the fast cars as they zoom past when you win yourself two weekend passes on The Red Fix (8pm to 12am) with Terry and Azura all this week. They have four pairs of Hill Stand passes and a grand prize of two Grand Stand passes. The grand prize includes a paddock tour and The Red Fix team as your very own hosts. Here's your chance to meet Vergne and Ricciardo as they prep to race off.
If you have wondered what goes on behind the scenes as drivers gear up to race and engineers get ready to work their magic on the cars, Red FM is also giving one lucky listener and a partner the chance of a lifetime to walk in the paddock, accompanied by Terry and Azura from the Red Fix. Feel the excitement and adrenalin rush!
All you have to do is call in when you hear the cue to call and answer as many F1 trivia questions as you can in 10 seconds. The person with the most correct answers will walk away with the grand prize.
Simply tune in to Red FM or visit red.fm (live streaming is available). If you have something to say, pick up the phone and call 03-7728 1049 or join the Red FM Malaysia Facebook fan page on facebook.com/redfm.my and follow the station on Twitter (@iloveredfm).
Red FM is owned and operated by The Star. n Red FM's station frequencies: Taiping, Kedah, Perlis and Pulau Langkawi: 98.1FM; George Town and Seberang Prai: 107.6FM; Ipoh, Perak: 106.4FM; Klang Valley, Negri Sembilan and Tapah: 104.9FM; Kuantan, Pahang: 91.6FM, Batu Pahat and Malacca: 98.9FM; Johor Baru and Singapore: 92.8FM.
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