Q: Apart from driving a Formula 1 car, what is your favourite buzz?
Daniel Ricciardo: Live music. I am a frequent concert goer. Personally, I am brilliant at playing air guitar! (Laughs)
Q: Which film last made you cry?
DR: The Fault in Our Stars. I saw it on the plane to Brazil and was really crying. I have a theory that being on a plane makes you more emotional: either I cry, or if it is a comedy I laugh really loud.
Q: What are you afraid of?
DR: The usual stuff: snakes, sharks and spiders. On an emotional level I would say regrets. Not that I have them, but it’s not something I would like to have.
Q: What did your teachers say about you in your school report?
DR: He talks too much!
Q: Do you have any guilty pleasures?
DR: Chocolate – I guess like every driver in the paddock.
Q: Do you collect anything?
DR: Not anymore. I used to collect Valentino Rossi motorbike models and when I was a kid I collected corks – yes, those things that close a wine bottle. Every time I went with my parents to a restaurant and they had a bottle of wine I took the cork. I still don’t know why I did that… it was a bit weird.
Q: What do you miss most about home when you’re travelling?
DR: The weather. And Australian breakfast and coffee. Those are completely underestimated in the rest of the world.
Q: What was your worst buy?
DR: I don’t spend stupidly. I am pretty smart with my money.
Q: What’s the most embarrassing mistake you’ve ever made?
DR: I usually don’t get embarrassed. And if something really embarrassing happens I laugh it away.
Q: When was the last time you were really angry?
DR: Brazil last year – not the race, but qualifying. Then I had an event that night and there was some guy who really p***** me off.
Q: Which superpower would you prefer: being able to fly or being able to become invisible?
DR: Being able to fly. Why would somebody as good looking as I am want to be invisible! (Laughs)
Q: DO you sing in the shower - and if so what?
DR: Yes – a lot! Country music – something simple that I can sing along to.
Q: Do you believe in love at first sight?
DR: I believe in attraction first – love takes time. I have probably now outgrown that love at first sight thing. Had you asked me 10 years ago I would have said yes.
Q: What’s the worst thing about being famous?
DR: Demands. Too many people having your email address.
Q: You can invite three people to dinner, living or dead. Who do you invite?
DR: A comedian: Adam Sandler or Will Ferrell. A pretty girl: Sophia Bush – she was in a TV series when I was younger. And a cool musician: Bob Dylan.
Q: What was the best thing about being a child?
DR: The energy that you had – without having any commitments.
Q: What should everyone try once in their lifetime?
DR: Skydiving. The feeling is not natural – it’s a bit out of this world.