Red Bull Racing’s Daniel “Honey Badger” Ricciardo is one of the most lovable goofballs in motor racing. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look he gave French broadcasters Canal+ into the Formula One paddock at the Russian Grand Prix wherein he messes with anyone and everyone he can, because he can.
Here we see the Shuriken Sentai Ninninjyaa — fighters in lots of spandex and crazy helmets — trying to teach a guy who drives around in lots of nomex and crazy helmets something. What are these dudes trying to teach Formula One’s Daniel Ricciardo?
As if getting pwned by their own unreliable Renault power units all year long wasn’t enough, Red Bull sent its Formula One drivers to compete in some sumo wrestling ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix. Big surprise: Sumo Dude wins.
A sudden power failure forced Daniel Ricciardo to pull over in a precarious position on track, bringing about a virtual safety car period mid-way through the Belgian Grand Prix. Sky Sports’ commentators suggested that the marshal was telling him to put the car in neutral, giving us this gem of a screenshot.
Nope. Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo’s Infiniti Red Bull Racing car at least made it to the end this time, but not before the engine exploded into a huge cloud of smoke at the very end.
The best part of Daniel Ricciardo's fastest-ever lap in Top Gear's Suzuki Liana was this wonderful turn-in slide.
Hey, Lewis Hamilton: while you're getting ready to fire off sad tweets about your hot ex-girlfriend, Daniel Ricciardo is coming for your ass, starting with your Top Gear "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" record.
[MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing sledges down the slalom slope with members of the media during the Red Bull Racing - Meet the 2015 Drivers event at the Milton Keynes SnoZone on January 27, 2015 in Milton Keynes, England.]
The FIA had to nominate just one moment from this year's F1 season for their Action of the Year vote, and it's no surprise they chose an overtake from Daniel Ricciardo. There's something interesting about the particular pass they picked, though.
Poor Daniel Ricciardo. His Infiniti Red Bull Racing car retired with 30 laps to go in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Watch that left wheel. Also, watch that suspension bar that, uh, doesn't look particularly attached over there.
With the demise of Jordan Taylor's groovy mullet, Daniel Ricciardo has graciously stepped in to fill the "racing drivers with 70s hairdos" void. Look at those sweet mutton chops. Look at them. Look at them and weep tears of joy.
Okay, so we already saw Red Bull F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo pull out for an inches-close pass on a world champion at 217 miles an hour. Now let's watch him 'sell the dummy' to a four-time world champion at precisely 322 km/h, or 200 miles an hour.
Just how close did Daniel Ricciardo come to crashing when he passed Kimi Räikkönen at the Italian GP today, hauling down from 217 miles an hour? Uh, very close.
Red Bull has reportedly ordered its new driver and total fatass Daniel Ricciardo to lose some weight. Ricciardo weighs roughly 143 pounds.