Ricciardo drives Zak Brown’s amazing collection of vintage cars at Paul Ricard.

Red Bull Formula 1 star Daniel Ricciardo blew away some of the disappointment of losing victory in the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend by having a blast in a 1980 title-winning Williams owned by sponsorship guru Zak Brown.

Ricciardo joined Mika Hakkinen, David Coulthard and NASCAR’s Brian Vickers in trying Brown’s amazing collection of vintage machinery at Paul Ricard on Tuesday.

“It was cool – wow!” said Ricciardo of the Williams that took compatriot Alan Jones to title glory.

“The steering was quite light, quite direct, especially through the slow speed.

“The brakes were actually really good, the car stops really well. I was impressed actually. That was super – it sounds nice.”

Watch the smile return to Ricciardo's face...

As well as trying fellow-countryman Alan Jones’s Ford DFV-powered FW07 F1 car, Ricciardo and friends also drove Brown’s rorty ex-Scott Pruett Roush Ford Mustang and fabulous Porsche 935 sportscar.

All cars were run by Brown’s United Autosports team.

“I had a blast today,” said Brown. “Some of the best cars in the world being driven by my friends who happen to be some of the best drivers in the world was thoroughly enjoyable to watch.”

Source: Motorsport.com

Ricciardo’s smile returns