‘Keeping Up With the Ricciardo’s’: Russell & Others Suggest Own TV Show for Daniel Ricciardo

Published 10/20/2021, 2:16 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo celebrates winning the race on the podium REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini


Formula 1 is indeed a space dedicated for drivers, grasping onto immense on-track racing skills. And interestingly, some of those drivers have quite interesting talents outside the world of motorsport. Well, according to George Russell, and other F1 drivers, Daniel Ricciardo possesses one such talent.

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The soon-to-be Mercedes driver opined that Ricciardo is talented enough and more importantly funny enough to host a TV show, which he suggested could go by the name, ‘Keeping up with the Ricciardo’s.’

We’ve already got some famous late-night show hosts like Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, James Corden, and Ellen DeGeneres. So, like some of the F1 colleagues reckon, can Ricciardo get himself into the mix?

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Russell & others root for Daniel Ricciardo

As reported by Pit Pass, drivers like Russell, Lando Norris, Yuki Tsunoda, and Mick Schumacher reckoned a charming driver like Ricciardo deserves his own TV show.

Russell said, “It’s got to be Danny Ric! I’d definitely tune in for Keeping up with the Ricciardo’s!

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 25, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris celebrates pole position after qualifying with Williams’ George Russell who qualified P3 Pool via REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov

Meanwhile, his Twitch quartet mate, Norris, opined, “Daniel is a funny guy, he could probably have his own one, he likes talking as well.”

While Schumacher felt Ricciardo is “funny” by nature, Tsunoda reckoned that the Australian owns the best character. “He has the best character,” the Japanese driver said.

Ricciardo points finger at himself too

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The Honey Badger suggested that he could be a part of a TV show at some point in his career. Of course, he’s already been a guest in a TV show, Top Gear. So, maybe, the time will come soon where Ricciardo will be on the other side of the show.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 29, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix REUTERS/Florion Goga

I probably will get into some form of TV at some point, whether it will be on my own accord or if I don’t put myself in there – I don’t know! There are not that many real personalities in the sport… I am a real one, y’all!” the McLaren driver said.

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Overall, weeks after Lewis Hamilton reckoned he could switch to acting after his F1 career, here’s Ricciardo, who too has similar plans. Hence, what do you think about this? Will Ricciardo be a worthy enough TV show host as Russell suggests?

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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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