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The Finishing Line - with Toro Rosso’s Daniel Ricciardo 12 Aug 2013

Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8.
Formula One Young Drivers Test, Silverstone, England, Day Two, Thursday, 18 July 2013 Travis Pastrana (USA) 7-times X Games Supercross Gold Medallist does a back flip on a ramp at the Alpinestars Mini Moto course. Formula One World Championship, Rd10, French Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Magny-Cours, France, 2 July 2005 Daniel Ricciardo (centre) is all smiles having overtaken Valtteri Bottas (left) on the last lap to win the Formula Renault 2.0 race at Silverstone in 2008 Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8.
Formula One World Championship, Rd6, Monaco Grand Prix, Practice, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Thursday, 23 May 2013 Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso.
Formula One World Championship, Rd10, Hungarian Grand Prix, Qualifying, Hungaroring, Hungary. Saturday, 27 July 2013 Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8.
Formula One World Championship, Rd10, Hungarian Grand Prix, Practice, Hungaroring, Hungary. Friday, 26 July 2013 Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso signs autographs for the fans.
Formula One World Championship, Rd9, German Grand Prix, Qualifying, Nurburgring, Germany, Saturday, 6 July 2013

With five Q3 appearances and seven race finishes already under his belt this season, Toro Rosso’s Daniel Ricciardo has shown both ample speed and impressive consistency. But how well do you know the Australian? We asked Ricciardo to complete our special ‘Finishing Line’ questionnaire in order for you to get to know him a little better…

The sportsperson I most admire is…
Daniel Ricciardo:
Travis Pastrana, a Red Bull athlete. He’s an all-rounder in all the fancy extreme sports from freestyle motocross to base jumping – and now he’s even rallying. He’s living life to the full!

The best actor in the world is…
DR:
Adam Sandler.

The most memorable overtaking move of my career was…
DR:
In Formula Renault at Silverstone in 2008 and it was against Valtteri Bottas. I overtook him on the last lap for the win. It was fantastic - it gave me a real adrenaline rush.

My favourite song of all time is…
DR:
It’s by the band Killswitch Engage and is called End Of Heartache.

The best thing about the off-season is…
DR:
Home, summer, beach and spending time with friends.

The last time I lost my temper was…
DR:
After the race at the Nurburgring (this year). I started very high up on the grid, and then - nothing. I was very frustrated.

My first pet was…
DR:
A goldfish called ‘Fish’.

The last photo I took was of…
DR:
The fans in Budapest when I arrived.

The last time I overslept was…
DR:
A long time ago - maybe at Christmas! (laughs)

The greatest feeling in the world is…
DR:
Winning.

My most treasured possession is …
DR:
My iPod.

My favourite drink is…
DR:
Besides Red Bull? Vanilla milkshake.

You would never catch me wearing…
DR:
Swim thongs.

The best excuse to give your team boss after crashing the car is…
DR:
No excuses! I’m honest!

The last time I lost something was…
DR:
My passport in April. It was big drama at that very moment. It took me two weeks to get a new one…

My favourite holiday destination is…
DR:
Perth. I love going home.

My favourite time of the day is…
DR:
The morning.

The best present I’ve been given by a fan is…
DR:
It’s not a present, but here’s a funny moment: I had to sign the collar of somebody’s dog! The best present I’ve been given by a fan? A series of cupcakes, each of them containing a word so that it read ‘Go, DR, go, go, go!’

The best cure for a hangover is…
DR:
Keep drinking…

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