“Step Brothers” Josh Allen & Daniel Ricciardo Once Credited Their Wild Friendship to One Shared Personality Trait

Published 12/05/2022, 7:38 AM EST

Daniel Ricciardo’s love for the US and its motor racing championships is no secret. The man dresses to the occasion for each year’s US GP and reveres NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr. The love is not one-sided though, as the Honey Badger has quite a fanbase in the States. But little did we know he was quite an NFL fan as well. To be more specific, he is a Buffalo Bills and Josh Allen fan.

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Daniel Ricciardo’s fandom for Bills Mafia’s quarterback Josh Allen turned into a friendship pretty quickly. The duo met for the first time at the 2019 Monaco GP and instantly hit it off.

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Josh opened up about how the conversation went with Daniel Ricciardo when they met for the first time. Yahoo! Sport quoted him saying, “We were talking and he was like ‘we’re Buffalo Bills fans’ and they had jerseys and I just thought it was the weirdest thing.”

“I think we’re very similar in the way that we try to keep things light and we’re never too serious, even when we probably should be sometimes.”

Daniel compared his friendship with Josh with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s in the movie Step Brothers. He told, “It’s been like Step Brothers, somehow we just became best friends.”

Ricciardo holds the Bills Mafia close to his heart as he feels the team reminds him of his close friends back home.

Ricciardo recently had his first NFL stadium experience when he went to cheer for his favorite team. He posted a video of him holding a giant face cutout of Josh Allen. The Bills were playing away from home against the New York Jets.

Daniel Ricciardo cheered for Buffalo Bills and Josh Allen

Ricciardo arrived early at the stadium to meet his quarterback friend. He even filmed some videos from the venue before the game, which he and the Bills shared on their social media.

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Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 20, 2022 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo ahead of the United States Grand Prix REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

In the video shared by the Buffalo Bills on Twitter, Daniel said, “What’s going on Bills Mafia? Big day, big day today. It’s my first.”

In the video he shared on his socials, Riccardo cheered, “My first Bills day. We’re here at MetLife [Stadium] and I’m excited.”

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The outing did not go well for the Australian driver though as the Bills lost the game 20-17. He really must have been heartbroken, given how excited he was to attend the fixture. However, we are sure he and other Bills fans will stay positive as the team is still on top with the .750 percentile. They currently have 9 wins in the bag and are ahead of Dolphins who trail them with a .667 percentile and 8 wins.

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Nischay Rathore

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Nischay Rathore is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. Being a law graduate, he has worked at the Supreme Court of India as well as the High Court of Delhi. However, due to his adherent love for sports, he has now set out to start his journey into the world of Sports Journalism.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh

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