Daniel Ricciardo signs with FOX Sports, Foxtel.

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Daniel Ricciardo has signed an official ambassador of the FIA Formula One World Championship for FOX Sports and a brand ambassador for Foxtel.

The deal will see him appear as the face of the Foxtel / FOX Sports coverage of the FIA Formula One World Championship, giving an exclusive Post Qualifying Interview at all Formula 1 Grand Prix Races, plus dedicated interviews throughout the season.

“I am really looking forward to racing in front of my home crowd again in Melbourne this weekend. To hear the crowd support right across the weekend and to see all of the Aussie flags and the Number ‘3’ in the crowd gives me an enormous lift. I will be out there giving it my very best in Melbourne and right across the Formula 1 season,” he said.

“Foxtel and FOX Sports have made an amazing commitment to Formula 1, which is incredible news for fans. Never before have fans in Australia been able to watch everything on television, from the first practice through the Championship Race at every Grand Prix.

“I know that Formula 1 fans are going to love what they are getting this season, and I’m sure that this amazing level of exposure for the sport will inspire many more Aussie kids to watch and even aspire to race in a Formula 1 car,” he said.

FOX Sports CEO, Patrick Delany, said: “Anyone who has been lucky enough to meet Daniel quickly realises that he is a down-to-earth character who is just absolutely passionate about what he does. He’s got that big beaming smile and he’s the brightest young star in Australian motorsport.

“Daniel is a wonderful ambassador for Formula 1 and Australian sport and we look forward to hearing his insights throughout the Formula 1 season, along with our Live High Definition coverage of every Championship Race, qualifying and practice session,” he said.

Foxtel CEO, Richard Freudenstein, said: We are absolutely thrilled to have someone of Daniel’s calibre, and character, representing our brand.

“With special exclusive access to Daniel throughout the season, there is even more reason for Formula 1 fans to subscribe to Foxtel,” said Freudenstein.

Perth-born Ricciardo made his breakthrough racing performance in 2009 when he won the British Formula Three Championship, paving the way for his Formula 1 debut as a 22-year-old at the 2011 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix.

The proud West Australian then produced the drive of his career to win the Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada 2014 with Red Bull, his first ever Formula 1 victory, before adding the Hungarian and Belgian first place wins to finish 3rd overall in the FIA Formula One Drivers’ World Championship.

2015 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix on FOX Sports 506 (FOX Sports 5):

Fri 13 Mar, Day 1 from 12.00pm AEDT
Sat 14 Mar, Day 2 from 1.45pm AEDT
Sun 15 Mar, Final Day from 11.30am AEDT

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