Daniel Ricciardo Roasts George Russell Back Amid Their US GP Outfit Exchange

Published 10/26/2021, 11:24 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 21, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo in the paddock ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Mike Blake


Daniel Ricciardo really did have the time of his life at the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, this weekend. The Aussie driver put on a superb performance on the track by outperforming his teammate Lando Norris throughout the weekend. He also enjoyed and made the most of his time off the track in Austin.

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He turned up to the Thursday media day in a head-to-toe cowboy outfit. For the outfit, he got trolled by Williams driver George Russell. But Ricciardo got one back on the young Brit when he trolled him back for his hat.

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” Howdy,” wrote Ricciardo on his post.

Russell replied,” Mate, you’re cool.”

Later on, Russell posted a pic of him wearing a cowboy hat and wrote, “Howdy y’all. Let’s go drivin’ US.”

Ricciardo also commented on his post, writing, Mate, you’re cool.” 

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Daniel Ricciardo analyzes his US GP performance

The McLaren driver started the race in P6 but gained a position after the end of lap 1 by passing Sainz. He finished the race in P5, keeping both Bottas and Carlos behind the whole race.

“The first lap was a lot of fun. I got Carlos, I think, on the start, then he got me back with a good move outside of (turn) six into seven. And then I got him back on Turn 17, I think, on the inside.

“So it was three kinds of changes in position on the first lap (which) was cool, but that was crucial for me to get a top-five today,” said Daniel, as quoted by Fox Sports.

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Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 23, 2021, McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo during practice REUTERS/Mike Blake

“Charles (Leclerc) showed that Ferrari were quicker, we couldn’t match that pace today. So obviously that’s something we’ve got to still try to find. But to beat one of them is quite rewarding.

“And (Sainz) put on a good attack later on in the race as well and we obviously went side-by-side, and a little bit of banging wheels. So it was very fun and very needed to hold on for everything I could,” concluded Ricciardo.

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How do you rate Daniel’s performance? Let us know.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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