McLAREN driver Daniel Ricciardo was lately charged with answering Google’s most searched questions on him.
Daniel Ricciardo clearly loved his query and reply session (Picture: McLaren/YouTube)
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Daniel Ricciardo will not be having a lot enjoyable on the monitor in 2022, however the likeable Australian has misplaced none of his charisma off it. The McLaren man’s tough begin to this new period of F1 was compounded in his final race in Monaco, the place he suffered a foul crash in second observe.
He did not impress within the precise race both, ending thirteenth, and sits on simply 11 factors after seven races. Certainly, his solely top-10 end has are available his dwelling race down underneath, the place he crossed the road in sixth place.
The shape on ‘The Honey Badger’ has led to query marks over his future with the British crew, with McLaren CEO Zak Brown admitting final month he had not met expectations since his transfer from Renault on the finish of 2020. Certainly, regardless of a dramatic race win in Monza final yr, Ricciardo has been out-performed by youthful teammate Lando Norris.
However he did not seem like a person underneath stress when he appeared on the McLaren’s YouTube channel on Monday. In amusing the footage, the 32-year-old fielded questions primarily based on what followers requested most about him in Google.
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The Australian has struggled to date in 2022 (Picture: GETTY)
Amongst the questions he confronted, Ricciardo was requested straight up if he likes former Pink Bull teammate Max Verstappen: “Daniel Ricciardo does like Max Verstappen,” he mentioned, considerably hesitantly. “I’d simply draw it [the line] at like, I wouldn’t say loves. There isn’t a formal relationship or something, however I’ve , as an instance, pleasant relationship with Mr Max Verstappen.”
That peculiar response was nothing in comparison with in a while although, when he was requested to elucidate why he was ‘all the time smiling’: “It’ wonderful what surgical procedure can do,” he replied. “It may do wonders in 2022. Clearly in F1 you receives a commission fairly effectively and I used to be capable of look into everlasting smile surgical procedure.”
Daniel Ricciardo ‘likes’ Max Verstappen, however attracts the road there (Picture: GETTY)
Persevering with to get pleasure from himself, he added: “It’s best to look it up,” earlier than conceding it was time to alter the topic. “That is the weirdest reply I’ve ever given. Look, I like smiling.”
Ricciardo will hope that his on-track show can assist him smile this weekend, on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku. It is a venue the place he gained while driving for Pink Bull again in 2017.