“Lando Does Not Look Like a Tattoo Person…” – Daniel Ricciardo Devilishly Reveals Ink Ideas for His Next Victim

Published 04/18/2022, 12:58 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 15, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo arrives ahead of the British Grand Prix REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

Daniel Ricciardo somehow always gets ink on his teammates for his F1 success like he did with Cyril Abiteboul and Zak Brown last season. The Honey Badger has found his target for this season, on who he wants to get a tattoo.

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The Aussie driver is a fan of tattoos and he has many tattoos himself. But now he developed a hobby of pushing others into getting tattoos. As he got a tattoo on his Renault boss last season, which was the part of their bet that Daniel needs to finish at the podium in 2020 and Ricciardo won the bet.

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Later, when the Honey Badger joined the Woking base, the McLaren CEO refused to have any tattoo bet with Ricciardo. But Brown eventually got the Monza circuit inked on his arm to honor Ricciardo and Norris’s 1-2 finish in Monza.

The Honey Bader has his eye on a new tattoo target

The Honey Badger again wants to get ink on his team principal Andreas Seidl. But more than Seidl, Ricciardo is eyeing his young teammate Lando Norris to get one.

Ricciardo also reveals his reason for choosing Norris, “I want to say Andreas, so maybe Andreas or I mean Lando. Because not to like stereotype but for me, Lando does not look like a tattoo person. Like some people would look good and others are like, I don’t think it’s for him. So, I think a tattoo is not for Lando. So, for that reason, maybe he should be a target.”

BAHRAIN – March 12: Lando Norris of Great Britain and McLaren F1 and Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and McLaren F1 stand on the grid during Day One of F1 Testing at Bahrain International Circuit. (Photo by Joe Portlock/Getty Images)

Further, he shares his idea for Lando’s tattoo, “I would get him like an anchor, like an old sailor. He did a photoshoot recently, and he looked a little bit like a sailor. So I have this image in my head like an old sailor tattoo.”

Daniel Ricciardo looking for two victories

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Ricciardo had a tough season with McLaren last year, but he enjoyed one victory at the Italian Grand Prix. So, the Aussie driver is eyeing two race wins this season. However, the performance of the MCL36 doesn’t really promise win races. So far, the best finish for the Woking base was the P5 and P6 for Norris And Ricciardo in Melbourne.

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 19, 2022 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo during qualifying REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Ricciardo shared, “Hopefully it will be two victories this year. Or more. But I’ll take it as it comes. I’ve already set goals in my head. But above all, I don’t want to go through another difficult season like 2021.”

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Ripan Majumdar

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Ripan Majumdar is an F1 writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Science from West Bengal State University, Kolkata. Ripan is a massive Red Bull Racing and Sergio Perez fan, and has been following the sport for over the past few years.

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