“My Name’s Daniel” – Ricciardo Corrects a Fan’s Massive Norris Gaffe

Published 10/14/2021, 8:38 AM EDT
BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – MARCH 12: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and McLaren F1 and Lando Norris of Great Britain and McLaren F1 look on from the grid during Day One of F1 Testing at Bahrain International Circuit on March 12, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Joe Portlock/Getty Images)


There is no secret that Lando Norris shares an amazing bromance with his new teammate, Daniel Ricciardo. Even though they don’t look anything alike, a fan at the Turkish Grand Prix had confused Daniel for Lando.

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In true Ricciardo fashion, the Australian laughed and corrected the fan for his mistake. With the duo having such a great rapport with each other, it is no surprise that the F1 community has mistaken one for the other.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 30, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo arrives ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix REUTERS/Florion Goga

Daniel Ricciardo gets confused for Lando Norris in Istanbul

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Fans are eager to meet their favorite drivers, and often call out their names to grab their attention. However, one particular fan in Istanbul shouted Norris, but instead of getting the Brit’s attention, he got Ricciardo’s.

The Australian was walking around with his McLaren colleagues, and couldn’t help but laugh that he was mistaken for Norris. He corrected the energetic fan by saying, “My name’s Daniel.”

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Not the first time Ricciardo has been mistaken for someone else

The Formula One community was a big fan of the bromance between Carlos Sainz and Norris. However, it came to an end as Sainz had signed for Ferrari for the 2021 season. But Norris still had a tough time, as he had mistaken his new teammate for Sainz on a video call.

Norris had slip of the tongue but paused before he made the mistake. However, it was too late for Norris, as the fan had pointed out his error. While Norris was embarrassed about his mistake, Ricciardo was laughing and said, “Thier friendship was little more than friendship.”

With a few more races till the end of the season, it won’t be a surprise to see the two McLaren drivers engage in more banter. With them being teammates for 2022 as well, fans can’t wait to see what the Ricciardo-Norris bromance has in store for them.

What has been your favorite moment between the two drivers? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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