What are the essential elements of your pre-race routine?
Daniel Ricciardo: Music, stretching and proteins!
What are the essential ingredients of a good night out?
DR: Good alcohol, good music and good company.
What essential items must you have in your driver’s room/motorhome at a race?
DR: Laptop, iPod - and food!
What essential items must you always have in your fridge at home?
DR: Oh, not much really. If you think about it, it boils down to water.
What are the essential qualities of a good F1 team mate?
DR: Fair, respectful and competitive.
Your essential tip for avoiding stress at airports?
DR: Music gets you by! (laughs)
What are the essential qualities of an F1 driver?
DR: Being ruthless. And don’t have any illusions - every one of us guys here has a big portion [of ruthlessness] within them. You have to.
What are the essential elements of great racing circuit?
DR: High-speed corners, good kerbs that you can jump across, and not much run-off.
What app is it essential to have on your phone?
DR: Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp.
What are the essential qualities of a team boss?
DR: Strong, firm and honest.
What are your essential requirements at a hotel?
DR: I am a simple boy. I don’t need much: a good bed and a good shower. That’s about it.
What is the essential Grand Prix every fan should attend at least once in their lifetime?
What are your essentials for a good night’s sleep?
DR: To be honest I don’t read much, but a book helps to put me to sleep. It takes everything off your mind.
What are the essential items you must have with you while travelling?
DR: Passport, iPod, phone, wallet - and a good mood!
What is essential to help you wake up in the morning?
DR: An alarm clock with a ‘jump-out-of-bed’ alarm tone! Mostly never welcomed, but it helps.
What is the essential F1 corner?
DR: The swimming pool in Monaco.
What are the essential parts of your training regime?
DR: Warm-up and core stability. And then all the things that everybody does: running and cycling.
What is the personal quality most essential for success in F1 racing?
DR: Determination and passion.
What is your essential tip for the aspiring F1 driver?
DR: Go for it boy!