McLaren Celebrates Daniel Ricciardo for Historic Monza Win in the Most Unique Way Possible

Published 10/04/2021, 4:50 AM EDT


The race at Monza hasn’t stopped being a part of F1 conversations. Apart from the horrid collision between the championship rivals, Monza brought a sanguine feeling watching Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris bringing home a 1-2 victory. With Ricciardo spearheading the historic achievement, McLaren honored his win in a very special way.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Daniel Ricciardo brought an end to a 170-win drought for the team. Additionally, the historic 1-2 finish was a bonus for the Woking team. McLaren celebrated the Aussie’s win with a limited edition of the marque’s 720S model, dubbed Daniel Ricciardo 720S.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The supercar not only holds Ricciardo’s name but also pays homage to his number and country. McLaren has only produced three units, and the car is exclusive to the Australian continent.

Each piece will reflect the Papaya Spark orange and Burton blue of McLaren‘s F1 car, the MCL35M. Further, Ricciardo’s number is scattered around the bodywork, accompanied by mini Australian flags.

A stylish car to applaud a stylish driver, black wheels, and blue brake clippers only add to the overall look. The interiors are just as fashionable, with Papaya seats, panels, and steering wheels. One can also spot Ricciardo‘s signature on the side sills of the machine.

Appreciation all around for Daniel Ricciardo

A cosmic show of appreciation for Ricciardo; McLaren’s commercial director George Biggs revealed the car with a revering statement. “Following McLaren’s outstanding performance with a landmark one-two finish for the team at the Italian Grand Prix, it’s the perfect time to reveal this limited series in celebration of the Aussie driver.” 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Biggs added, “The 720S is a fitting model to celebrate Daniel’s achievements and we’re delighted to see it adorned with the Australian flag crafted by MSO.”

McLaren would have surely delighted Daniel Ricciardo with a supercar to honor his Monza win. No less, it is also the car he owns and loves. “One of the great privileges of driving for McLaren is getting behind the wheel of many of the brand’s exhilarating supercars and while each offers something unique, the 720S is the absolute benchmark.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

A well-deserved tip-of-the-hat from McLaren, it sure to make Ricciardo feel more at home with his Papaya team. Further, one can hope this only motivates the Honey Badger to continue his Monza mastery.

Watch this story: Lewis Hamilton’s Biggest F1 Crashes

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Shreya Sanjeev

470 articles

Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT