#2 Daniel Ricciardo
The mere mention of some racing drivers brings about a huge smile to everyone. But then, not everyone can manage the one as sparkling and carefree as Daniel Ricciardo’s, right?
Ricciardo may still be nearing the peak of his fitness and form in the tumultuous world of F1, but the ‘honeybadger’ is a bloke who has bagged 7 wins and 29 podium finishes already.
Having first entered in 2011, the Renault driver might have raced with Red Bull for the better part of his career (thus far).
But given his zeal for pure racing and that stellar ability to pull out rabbits out of the hat (such as the one we saw at Shanghai 2018), he is someone who’s expected to raise the game in the top-echelons of F1 in what lies ahead.
That said, how many world titles can Dan-Ric gather at the end of his career remains as much a part of intrigue as one of the modern sport’s most interesting queries.