I hope to push Sebastian Vettel, says Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo is confident that he can compete with Sebastian Vettel when he joins Red Bull.

Daniel Ricciardo hopes to compete with world champion Sebastian Vettel when he takes Mark Webber's Red Bull seat next season.

The Australian – who still drives for the junior team Toro Rosso – said his real target is to be the best in the sport and believes he is good enough to compete with the German.

He told Formula One's official website: "I believe that I've got this far for a reason - so there is no reason why it should stop here. With each year I get more hungry and determined.

"I see Seb and I know that he is a phenomenal driver - but he is also only human. If I really put the hard work in I should be able to challenge the top guys."

Ricciardo has scored 18 points so far this season, five more than teammate Jean-Eric Vergne.

Daniil Kvyat of Russia prepares to drive the Toro Rosso F1 car during the young drivers test at Silverstone Circuit on July 19, 2013
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