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|GRAND PRIX ENTERED||237|
|HIGHEST RACE FINISH||1 (x8)|
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|DATE OF BIRTH||01/07/1989|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Perth, Australia|
Daniel Ricciardo Biography
Daniel Ricciardo is a F1 driver currently racing for AlphaTauri. He was born in Perth, Australia on 01/07/1989.
Daniel Ricciardo has a salary estimated at $15.000.000 and until now he reached 32 podiums and 1317 points in the current World Championship. He has 0 World Championship Titles and a total of 237 Grand Prix Races.
Also known as The Honey Badger in recent years, Ricciardo’s foray into Formula One began in 2011 with the HRT team, thanks to a deal with Red Bull Racing. By 2014, he had moved up to race for Red Bull, where he notched up victories in Canada, Hungary, and Belgium. However, his journey saw shifts between teams, from Renault to McLaren, and then back to Red Bull in 2023. The 2021 Italian Grand Prix was a significant moment for him as he clinched a race win with McLaren.
Away from the tracks, 2022 proved special for Ricciardo, as he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia.
Delving into his roots, Ricciardo’s parents – Giuseppe “Joe” and Grace – are of Italian descent. Growing up in Duncraig, Perth, his childhood memories are sprinkled with motorsports events at Barbagallo Raceway in Wanneroo. His passion for racing was evident early on. He attended Newman College and started karting at a tender age of 9.
Daniel Ricciardo Early Carreer:
- Karting and Formula Ford: Beginning at age 9 with the Tiger Kart Club, Ricciardo later ventured into the Western Australian Formula Ford championship in 2005.
- Formula Three: Making his debut in 2008 at the Nürburgring, he soon joined the British Formula 3 Championship, partnering with Carlin Motorsport.
- Formula Renault 3.5 Series: The 2010 season with Tech 1 was a roller-coaster ride. Ricciardo showcased resilience and skill, narrowly missing the championship title by a mere two points.
On a personal note, while he pronounces his surname “Ricardo” owing to his Australian upbringing, his heart beats for motorsports. He wears the number 3 jersey in homage to his idol, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt. Outside racing, Ricciardo is a fervent supporter of the Australian Football League’s West Coast Eagles and the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. Off the track, he’s known to enjoy UFC, and is currently in a relationship with Heidi Berger, daughter of the former F1 driver, Gerhard Berger.
Throughout his illustrious career, Ricciardo has been the recipient of numerous awards including the BRDC The Bruce McLaren Trophy, the Trofeo Lorenzo Bandini, and was recognized as the GQ Australia Sportsman of the Year in 2014.
Daniel Ricciardo’s story is a testament to the blend of talent, determination, and the spirit of motorsports.
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