‘I thought I’d have a world title or three by now’ – Daniel Ricciardo bares his soul ahead of 2020
The past decade has seen Daniel Ricciardo emerge as one of F1’s most colourful and intriguing racers, as happy reducing a press conference to hysterics as he is sending an impossibly late-braking move on a rival. So, ahead of his 10th season in the sport, the Australian sat down with F1 Digital Presenter Will Buxton to give some insight into the man behind the megawatt smile.
From his first “overwhelming” seat fit with the minnow HRT squad in 2011, to his breakthrough season with Red Bull in 2014, to joining and helping to motivate his new Renault squad, Ricciardo doesn’t hold back in this fascinating deep dive into his psyche.
“After my year in 2014, if I’d looked at 2020, I would have expected a world title or three,” he reveals. “If anything I’m probably a little bit underwhelmed...”
Enjoy the video up top, as a disarmingly frank Ricciardo gives us an exclusive peak into the rarely-glimpsed outer edges of his personality.