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Daniel Ricciardo Wins Laureus Breakthrough Award

Australian Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has won the Laureus breakthrough of the year award.

The 25 year-old Ricciardo joined the Red Bull Racing team in 2014 and racked up three impressive victories and five podium finishes in a season otherwise dominated by Mercedes. Despite not being able to attend the prestigious awards ceremony in Shanghai Ricciardo graciously accepted the award via a pre-recorded video message.

“2014 is a year I’ll remember for a long time – it was definitely a breakthrough in my mind as well,” he said. Standing on the top step of the podium a few times was icing on the cake.”

Ricciardo is the first Australian in five years to win a Laureus Sports award.

About Natalie Le Clue

Natalie Le Clue is an F1 aficionado of the most dedicated vein. And, true to form for any F1-enamoured junkie, she readily admits to crying the first time she saw a F1 car, calling it an ‘overwhelming moment’. Natalie has won the 2010 gSport Woman In Media award, the 2015 Woman In Media Print award, and has been named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in South African Sport by the Department of Sport and Recreation. Natalie is currently serving as SAfm's F1 correspondent. Follow Natalie on Twitter @nlc27

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