Daniel Ricciardo Gives an Animated Response to a Breathtaking WRC Rallying Clip From Finland

Published 10/04/2021, 6:24 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Algarve International Circuit – Portimao, Portugal – April 29, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo during the press conference Pool via REUTERS/Gabriel Bouys


Motor Racing, in general, is an adrenaline-pumping sport, with Formula 1 standing tall as the pinnacle of all. However, there is another category of motorsport that can be quite nerve-wracking and has often attracted a lot of F1 drivers; Daniel Ricciardo couldn’t hide his excitement either.

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The sport is Rally; Rallying can be quite interesting and equally dangerous. If you’re unaware of the level of risk rally drivers carry with themselves, maybe a chat with Robert Kubica might help.

The Pole suffered brutal injuries following an accident while rallying in Italy. And since then, he hasn’t been the same on the track despite returning to F1 in 2019.

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Well, let’s come back to Ricciardo for now. The Australian managed to react to a very tiny yet exhilarating clip of Toyota Gazoo Racing driver, Elfyn Evans, in action during the World Rally Championship in Finland.

Daniel Ricciardo responds to the rally clip

The McLaren F1 driver shared a rally video on Twitter with a caption that perfectly described his excitement about the sport.

This is magical. And wild. And beautiful. And insane. Bloody awesome,” he wrote. Soon there were a couple of comments, each from WRC and then from the driver himself.

WRC commented, “When are you coming for a drive, Daniel Ricciardo?

Meanwhile, Evans commented, “Glad you enjoyed it. Had a bit of a push through that one.

F1 drivers to have competed in rally

There is indeed a huge list of F1 drivers, including world champions, who have had the urge to compete in rallying and other off-road racing series. The first name that comes to mind is Kimi Raikkonen; the Finn opted to take a break from F1 in 2010.

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Kimi Raikkonen, Grand Prix of France, Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, 06 July 2003. (Photo by Paul-Henri Cahier/Getty Images)

He spent a strong couple of years with occasional points finishes. However, Raikkonen just couldn’t bring his car home even once in the top 3. The next on the list is Kubica. Despite enduring the near-fatal crash at Ronde di Andora in 2011, the Pole returned to the track in 2013.

Other drivers include Ayrton Senna, Martin Brundle, Mika Hakkinen, Jim Clark, and others. Well, now, citing Ricciardo’s recent reaction to rallying, will the Australian soon find himself on this particular list?

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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