The Aussie Formula One driver had a disappointing season last year with a realtively-uncompetitive Red Bull car.

Mercedes are still the team to beat in 2018, but there's some growing hype around Ricciardo's side, with even their B-Team, Toro Rosso, expecting big things from the upcoming season.

Not one to shy away from the spotlight, the rambunctious driver took to Albert Park with professional drifter Mike Whiddett to slay some tyres in Melbourne's inner-city track.

Whiddett is one of a great variety of Red Bull drivers specialising in drifting. He'll have his work cut out for him competing with Ricciardo, however.