Daniel Ricciardo is an Australian Formula One racing driver who was born on July 1, 1989, in Perth, Western Australia. He is currently racing for the McLaren F1 team in the 2021 season. Ricciardo has competed in Formula One since 2011, driving for the HRT, Toro Rosso, Red Bull Racing, and Renault teams before joining McLaren. He has won seven Grand Prix races and has achieved 31 podium finishes throughout his career.
Ricciardo began karting at a young age, and he quickly moved up the ranks to win several championships before being signed to the Red Bull Junior Team in 2008. He made his debut in Formula One in 2011 with the HRT team before moving to Toro Rosso in 2012. In 2014, he was promoted to Red Bull Racing, where he scored his first Grand Prix victory that same year. He remained with Red Bull for five seasons before moving to Renault for two seasons in 2019 and 2020.
Ricciardo is known for his aggressive driving style and his ability to overtake his competitors. He is also known for his trademark “shoey” celebration, where he drinks champagne from his racing boot after winning a race. Off the track, he is known for his friendly personality and his love of music and fashion.
Throughout his career, Ricciardo has been recognized for his skill as a driver, winning the Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year in 2015 and the Autosport Driver of the Year Award in 2014 and 2016. He is also an ambassador for the Australian mental health organization, beyondblue, and has been recognized for his charitable efforts.
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