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Daniel Ricciardo

  • Team McLaren
  • Nation Australia
  • Date of birth 01/07/1989
  • Place of birth Perth, Australia
  • Debut Great Britain, 2011 (HRT)
The old saying about adversity revealing character, not building it? It's one that most people in Formula One wouldn't have associated with the always-smiling, ever-positive Daniel Ricciardo after success followed success at Red Bull; that he's come through some trying times since shows there's steel behind that ever-present grin.
Daniel Ricciardo
Australian Grand Prix Stats
Races: 8
Best qualifying: 2nd (2014)
Best race result: 4th (2016, 2018)
Podiums: 0
Points Finishes: 4

The Australian jumped in the deep end when he elected to forge his own path after leaving Red Bull, and the esteem in which he's held was reflected in the outpouring of joy and respect from fans and rivals alike after his Monza 2021 win, one that left Ricciardo, unusually, short of words.

Now a decade-long veteran of the sport on the verge of being in the top 10 all-time in races started, Ricciardo's experience is critical for a team looking to recapture past glories, while his effervescent personality makes him a hit with the rusted-on fans and Netflix newbies alike.

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