Daniel Ricciardo Justifies Why Every F1 Driver Would Love to be Superman

Published 11/28/2021, 1:57 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Jose Carlos Pace Circuit, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 11, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Many already consider Formula One drivers as superheroes; traveling all across the globe, driving fast cars. McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo takes it up a notch by wanting to be Superman.

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And the Australian gives a reasonable justification for his choice. Knowing that Formula One goes all around the world, Daniel feels it would be a lot better if he could just fly to a destination.

Daniel Ricciardo explains why would he choose to be Superman

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Individuals from all walks of life choose to be a superhero as it gives them great abilities. For the 8-time Grand Prix winner, It would be the hero from the DC universe. Seeing that Formula One allows them to fly all across the world for a Grand Prix. Hence, Ricciardo chooses Superman as he has the ability to fly.

Doing an Interview with TAustralian, Ricciardo was asked whether he would choose to be Batman or Superman, Daniel replied, “I am going to go with Superman because we spend our whole lives travelling; and being able to fly on my own accord would be amazing. So it Superman it is.”

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What has been Ricciardo’s highlight so far this season?

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The Australian driver has had a season full of ups and downs in his first year with McLaren.  A memorable moment for the Woking-based outfit was Ricciardo’s win at the Italian Grand Prix.

The 32-year-old was seeing the five-red lights from second on the grid and was optimistic for a shot at the podium. Things got even better for the Australian driver as he grabbed the chequered flag grabbing twenty-five points and one additional point for setting the fastest lap of the race.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo celebrates on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

As it stands, the McLaren driver currently occupies the eighth spot on the driver’s championship with 105 points. With just two more races to go before the end of the season, Daniel will hope to grab as many points as possible to gain a few places in the driver’s standings.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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