What does Daniel Ricciardo know about F1?

Take a speed date with Daniel Ricciardo and find out how much he knows about his sport as we head into the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

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AUSSIE racing legend and all ‘round good bloke Daniel Ricciardo freely admits he knows nothing, or next to nothing, about the mechanical side of his Formula 1 racing cars.

But he spends days at a time analysing data, talking with the engineers, not to mention driving the things. So it’s fair to think he should’ve picked up a few facts and figures.

Well, as we were gearing up to dive headlong into the first weekend of racing for the 2017 season, we got to sit down with the man himself to find out exactly how much he knows about the car that will (hopefully) take him to many podiums this year, and about the sport itself.

The charismatic Ricciardo met with Wheels the day before the gates opened at Albert Park in Melbourne, and it turns out it’s a good thing Ricciardo earns his keep behind the wheel and not under the hoist, as he answered almost half of the questions incorrectly. Still, five out of nine is a pass, right?

In the Aussie’s defence, he wasn’t too far off the mark (mostly) and the rules and regulations are under constant scrutiny and change.

Living up to his reputation as a humble, down-to-earth and affable guy, the Red Bull F1 driver served up plenty of laughs and didn’t take himself too seriously, despite forgetting to count himself when quizzed about the number of Australian Formula 1 race drivers.

Our one tip for the Red Bull Racing team – don’t let Ricciardo anywhere near the tyres…

 

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