100 Facts About Daniel Ricciardo

1. Daniel Ricciardo became a Formula 1 racing driver after he tested for the Red Bull Racing in 2009, though he was a test and reserve driver between 2010 and 2011.

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2. Daniel Ricciardo was born to parents Giuseppe "Joe" and Grace and he has a sister, Michelle Ricciardo.

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3. Daniel Ricciardo is an Australian racing driver for Red Bull Racing competing in the Formula One and is currently in his eighth season.

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4. Daniel Ricciardo had the opportunity to link up with his new Renault team-mates in the wake of the campaign-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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5. Daniel Ricciardo swapped Red Bull for Renault this year and is looking forward to a new challenge.

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6. Daniel Ricciardo is a way to fast-track that scarcest resource we have: which is time.

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7. Daniel Ricciardo was born on July 1, 1989, in Perth, Western Australia.

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8. Daniel Ricciardo attained his first Formula One win at the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix by overtaking Nico Rosberg on lap 68 of 70.

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9. Daniel Ricciardo is an Australian racing driver who is currently competing in Formula One for Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

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10. Daniel Ricciardo made his track debut at the wheel of a Formula One car in December 2009.

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11. Daniel Ricciardo continued with Carlin for the Macau Grand Prix with the team.

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12. Daniel Ricciardo became the first Australian driver since David Brabham in 1989 to win the British F3 title.

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13. Daniel Ricciardo moved to the British Formula Three Championship for 2009, driving for Carlin Motorsport.

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14. Daniel Ricciardo stayed in Formula Renault for 2008, entering the European and Western European championships.

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15. Daniel Ricciardo is an Australian racing driver who is currently competing in Formula One for Red Bull Racing.

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16. Daniel Ricciardo says the noises coming out of Renault ahead of the 2019 season are "encouraging".

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17. Daniel Ricciardo has backed a move that will help F1's taller and heavier drivers in 2019.

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18. At the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Daniel Ricciardo was fighting for fourth with teammate Max Verstappen in the latter half of the race.

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19. Daniel Ricciardo finished on the podium five times in a row between Spain and Austria, and then three times in a row between Singapore and Japan.

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20. Daniel Ricciardo qualified fourth at the Malaysian Grand Prix but moved up to second into turn one, after a collision between Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg.

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21. Daniel Ricciardo repeated the celebration at the Belgian Grand Prix, this time persuading podium interviewer Mark Webber to drink from the shoe.

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22. Daniel Ricciardo qualified third at the Spanish Grand Prix, and after the two Mercedes cars of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg crashed out on the first lap, he led the early stages of the race.

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23. Daniel Ricciardo had competed with the team at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal in 2009, and was the teammate to Brendon Hartley, another driver who drove for Tech 1 over the season.

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24. Daniel Ricciardo retired from the first race, before finishing fifteenth in the second.

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25. Daniel Ricciardo made his debut in the 3.5-litre World Series by Renault championship, racing alongside Charles Pic at Tech 1 Racing for the rounds at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal.

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26. Daniel Ricciardo finished the year seventh in the Italian series with 196 points and scoring a single podium at Valencia but failed to score a point in his handful of starts in the European races.

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27. Daniel Ricciardo finished third in the Drivers' Championship with 231 points, 59 points behind the champion Earl Bamber.

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28. Daniel Ricciardo supports the AFL's West Coast Eagles, and was the club's number-one ticket holder in 2015 and 2016.

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29. Daniel Ricciardo has taken part in several racing series in Australia.

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30. Daniel Ricciardo is of Italian descent; his father was born in Ficarra but moved to Australia when he was seven, while his mother was born in Australia to parents from Calabria.

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31. Daniel Ricciardo won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in 2017 and the Chinese and Monaco Grands Prix in 2018.

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32. Daniel Ricciardo entered Formula One as a test driver for Scuderia Toro Rosso and made his debut at the 2011 British Grand Prix with the HRT team as part of a deal with Red Bull.

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33. Daniel Ricciardo was "disappointed" to miss out on a podium as he finished fourth at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

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34. Daniel Ricciardo has insisted his highly publicised move to Renault is unrelated to the misfortune that marred his 2018 Formula 1 season with Red Bull.

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35. Daniel Ricciardo is showing no signs of regretting his decision to leave Red Bull at the end of the season after insisting he is confident his bad luck will "dissolve" at Renault.

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36. Daniel Ricciardo explains leaving Red Bull for Renault as he expects 2018 bad luck to 'dissolve'.

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37. Daniel Ricciardo excited for fresh start at Renault in F1 2019.

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38. Daniel Ricciardo expects his bad luck to 'dissolve' when he moves to Renault for 2019 as he prepares for his final grand prix with Red Bull.

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39. Daniel Ricciardo is hoping that his final race with Red Bull will see him "spraying some fake champagne" in Abu Dhabi.

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40. Daniel Ricciardo has said he is "not angry" with Red Bull or himself after missing out on a podium finish in Brazil.

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41. Daniel Ricciardo has insisted that he is enjoying the extra attention which comes with driving for Red Bull.

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42. Daniel Ricciardo is one Formula 1 race away from ending his five-year run with Red Bull Racing.

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43. Daniel Ricciardo said he was not offended by Jos Verstappen's claim that son Max was fuelled by anger to beat him in Mexico.

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44. Aston Martin Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo is confident of a strong performance at the Brazilian Grand Prix after qualifying in sixth place, despite a five place penalty meaning he will start from eleventh place.

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45. Daniel Ricciardo finishes fourth in Brazilian Grand Prix as Mercedes clinch Formula One constructors' world championship.

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46. Daniel Ricciardo understands why Sebastian Vettel was frustrated when called into the weighbridge during Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying, and believes the FIA should make a rule tweak.

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47. Daniel Ricciardo has said he is "not angry" with Red Bull or himself after missing out on a podium finish in Brazil.

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48. Daniel Ricciardo was in a much better mood this morning than he was after his last race in Mexico but there was still a hint of what might have been for the Red Bull star.

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49. Daniel Ricciardo will take a 5-place grid penalty at this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix as a result of his retirement at the last race in Mexico.

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50. Daniel Ricciardo believes that he and his RB14 will be "pretty decent" in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.

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51. Daniel Ricciardo guides a blindfolded Max Verstappen on a virtual lap of the Brazil Grand Prix.

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52. Daniel Ricciardo is set for a grid penalty at this weekend's Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix after taking on a new Turbocharger, his sixth of the season.

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53. Daniel Ricciardo set for 10-place grid drop for new turbocharger.

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54. Daniel Ricciardo says that his 2018 results are down to "bad luck", and stressed that he was never serious about not participating in the final two Grands Prix.

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55. Daniel Ricciardo will drop five places from his qualifying place for Sunday's Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix after taking a new turbocharger.

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56. Daniel Ricciardo heads into the Brazilian Grand Prix with a five-place grid penalty to overcome after changing to a sixth turbocharger.

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57. Daniel Ricciardo shrugged off his five-place grid penalty after Valtteri Bottas headed a Mercedes one-two in the second.

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58. Daniel Ricciardo hit with grid penalty at Brazilian Grand Prix.

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59. On Saturday afternoon Daniel Ricciardo was sporting his infectious grin having secured pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix with a lap that surprised everyone, not least his clearly disappointed teammate.

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60. Daniel Ricciardo was overjoyed at claiming his third career pole position at the Autodromo.

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61. Daniel Ricciardo says he meant Max Verstappen no disrespect with his exuberant celebrations after claiming pole in Mexico, but can understand why his Red Bull teammate would have been upset.

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62. Daniel Ricciardo has defended Sebastian Vettel after the Ferrari driver hit him and spun in the United States Grand Prix and believes there was nothing "erratic" in his approach.

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63. Daniel Ricciardo failed to finish last weekend's Mexican Grand Prix and has now recorded more did-not-finish results than any other driver in the 20-car field this year.

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64. Daniel Ricciardo has backed out of his threat to quit Red Bull with two races remaining in the Formula One season.

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65. Daniel Ricciardo claimed pole position in Mexico while Verstappen—yet.

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66. Daniel Ricciardo shows Red Bull what it's losing with last-gasp Mexico pole.

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67. Daniel Ricciardo quotes 21 Jump Street after shock Mexico pole.

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68. Daniel Ricciardo confirms he will finish season with Red Bull.

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69. Mark Webber fears Daniel Ricciardo will lose love for Formula One.

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70. Daniel Ricciardo has now clarified his comments made after Mexico Grand Prix.

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71. Daniel Ricciardo has said Lewis Hamilton deserves "all the respect" for clinching a fifth World Championship title.

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72. Daniel Ricciardo was notably upset after the race result, saying: "Two weekends in a row I've been screwed now.

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73. Daniel Ricciardo failed to finish in the Malaysian Grand Prix, but managed to record his first points of the 2014 season at the Bahrain Grand Prix, where he finished fourth, after starting in 13th position.

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74. Daniel Ricciardo would make an appearance in pre-season testing for the 2011 Formula One season, driving for Scuderia Toro Rosso.

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75. Born in Perth, Western Australia, Daniel Ricciardo started karting at the age of nine, as a member of the Tiger Kart Club and entered numerous karting events.

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76. Daniel Ricciardo will complete the final two races of his career at Red Bull.

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77. Daniel Ricciardo was livid after the Mexican Grand Prix when looking strong for a podium the Red Bull driver had to park his car with a clutch problem, making it his ninth DNF of the season thus far.

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78. At the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix, Daniel Ricciardo finished fifth and set the track record, despite spinning under the virtual safety car.

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79. Daniel Ricciardo qualified 10th in Australia after spinning into the tyre barrier in Q3.

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80. Daniel Ricciardo qualified and finished second at the Singapore Grand Prix, after pushing eventual winner Rosberg hard near the end, a late strategy change pushing him to under half a second behind at the finish line.

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81. On the podium in Germany, Daniel Ricciardo performed a new celebration, where he drank champagne out of his shoe.

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82. Daniel Ricciardo returned to the podium in Hungary, finishing third, and in Germany, where he finished second.

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83. Daniel Ricciardo scored his first pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix, and led the early wet stages of the race.

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84. Daniel Ricciardo achieved his first top five finish in Monaco with fifth and the fastest lap of the race.

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85. For his 2014 performances, Daniel Ricciardo won the Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year in April 2015.

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86. In his first season for Red Bull Racing, Daniel Ricciardo confirmed third place in the drivers' championship at the Brazilian Grand Prix, despite it being his first retirement since the Malaysian Grand Prix.

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87. Daniel Ricciardo replaced Mark Webber at Infiniti Red Bull Racing at the start of the 2014 Formula One season, partnering Sebastian Vettel, a four-time world champion.

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88. Daniel Ricciardo made his Grand Prix debut at the 2011 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

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89. At the 2011 Australian Grand Prix, Daniel Ricciardo was placed 16th on the timesheets after opening practice, just one-tenth slower than his experienced Toro Rosso teammate Sebastian Buemi.

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90. On 30 October 2009, Daniel Ricciardo was signed by Tech 1 to compete in the 2010 season.

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91. Daniel Ricciardo continued his partnership with Carlin, by heading to the Macau Grand Prix with the team.

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92. Just like Brabham, Daniel Ricciardo won the title in a car powered by a Volkswagen engine.

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93. Daniel Ricciardo moved to the British Formula 3 Championship for the 2009 season driving for Carlin Motorsport.

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94. Daniel Ricciardo stayed in Formula Renault for a second year in 2008, entering the European and Western European championships.

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95. Daniel Ricciardo supports the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League, and was the club's number-one ticket holder in 2015 and 2016.

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96. Daniel Ricciardo won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in 2017 and the Chinese and the Monaco Grand Prix in 2018.

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97. Daniel Ricciardo scored pole position in Mexico and while his win hopes were dashed through.

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98. Daniel Ricciardo headed a Red Bull one-two to claim pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix as Formula 1 title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel completed the second row.

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99. Daniel Ricciardo qualified on pole position but lost ground at the start.

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100. Daniel Ricciardo commits to final two F1 2018 races with Red Bull.

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