“7-Time Grand Prix Spinner!”: McLaren F1 CEO Brown Mocks Ricciardo Ahead of British GP

Published 07/12/2021, 12:15 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Algarve International Circuit – Portimao, Portugal – April 30, 2021 McLaren Chief Executive Officer Zak Brown talks in the Team Principals Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


Daniel Ricciardo is one of the funniest personalities on the F1 grid today. Although the Australian isn’t having the finest of seasons so far, it seems McLaren are embracing his personality.

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Ahead of the British Grand Prix, the Woking-based outfit gave a sneak peek of an upcoming video. In the video, Ricciardo battles his teammate Lando Norris and Zak Brown in a race.

McLaren CEO Zak Brown takes a quick swipe at Daniel Ricciardo

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In recent times, McLaren created some of the most creative content on social media. During the days of Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris, the Woking-based outfit embraced their chemistry to carry out memorable challenges.

While they continue to make content with Norris and Ricciardo, their next video involves a race. In the video, Ricciardo, Norris and Brown take to Silverstone with each of them driving McLaren’s hyper-car, the P1.

During the race, Ricciardo spun due to the wet weather conditions, which drew hilarious reactions from both Brown and Norris. While Norris said, “He’s run out of talent!,” Brown took it a step further and mocked his previous race wins. “Seven-time Grand Prix spinner!” quipped the McLaren CEO.

While the full video of this activity is yet to be released, this sneak peek is sure to get McLaren fans excited.

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Can Ricciardo catch up to Norris at the British Grand Prix?

With just 40 points in the first nine races, Ricciardo doesn’t look settled in at McLaren as yet. However, the Australian scored decent points in the triple header which could be the confidence boost he needs.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 23, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo before the race Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier

Despite having less experience than Ricciardo, Norris is outperforming Ricciardo so far. With the Briton returning to his home Grand Prix, he looks most likely to continue his scoring streak in 2021. In addition, Norris looks more at home with the machinery than Ricciardo which could help him take McLaren to great heights.

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With Silverstone hosting the first sprint qualifying in F1, only time will tell if the Honey Badger can take advantage of the new format this weekend.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management student, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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