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10 best quotes by Daniel Ricciardo

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Daniel Ricciardo

Larrikin 

Noun. Origin: Australian. Larrikin means a mischievous young person, an uncultivated, rowdy but good-hearted person, or a person who acts with apparent disregard for social or political conventions.

Daniel Ricciardo is definitely one. And he's a damn entertaining larrikin at that. A harmless prankster who is cheeky and irreverent, but whose wide grin, which almost feels like a 48-tooth smile, is infectious and amicable.

Ricciardo’s Aussie playfulness has won him a legion of fans, especially with his string of unexpectedly viral quotes. His forthrightness in interviews not only makes him dope social media material, but also someone who can move creatively inspired merchandise.

As he moves to the Renault team after five years at Red Bull, let's look at 10 of his irreverent and immensely enjoyable quotes from his career until now. (The quotes are arranged in no particular order).

The race burglar that is Daniel Ricciardo after the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix
The race burglar that is Daniel Ricciardo after the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix

#10 In the press conference, Ricciardo was asked what his response would have been if he was told he’d win a race in 2018 before either of the Mercedes drivers.

After some careful thought came what you’d expect any driver to do: quoting Jim Carrey from the Movie Ace Ventura – “Holy Testicle Tuesday!”

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#9 When the Red Bull team radioed him at the Italian Grand Prix in 2017 to say Felipe Massa was ahead on track and that he was struggling for pace, Ricciardo replied, “Good. I like ‘em vulnerable.”

He of course promptly swallowed up good friend Massa to keep up his reputation of a stellar overtaker.

Daniel with Max after they finished 1-2 in qualifying in Mexico City
Daniel with Max after they finished 1-2 in qualifying in Mexico City

#8 After being just behind teammate Max Verstappen in all the practice sessions, Ricciardo nailed a perfect lap in Q3 to snatch the pole position at the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix, thus taking away Verstappen’s chance to become the youngest ever pole sitter.

Asked for a reaction, especially since this had come after a series of DNF’s, Ricciardo looked like he was relieved beyond belief and came up with: “I’m tripping major nutsack right now.”

This was actually an upgrade on an earlier quote he used in his debut for Red Bull in 2014, which features ahead.

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