Ricciardo Amusingly States Why He’s Glad to Skip Met Gala Unlike Hamilton

Published 09/20/2021, 7:38 AM EDT
Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Met Gala – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – September 13, 2021. Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni


Daniel Ricciardo has great skills behind the wheel and also a great sense of fashion. However, instead of being disappointed not to be invited to the prestigious Met Gala, like his colleague Lewis Hamilton; the Australian was actually pleased not to have been there.

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The McLaren driver feels that fashion has changed, and he wouldn’t fit in with the crowd. However, he does agree that being invited to such an event is once in a lifetime experience.

Daniel Ricciardo isn’t hurt being invited to the Met Gala like Hamilton

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The 7-times world champion was the only Formula One figure at the prestigious event in New York. Ricciardo was actually glad he wasn’t called for the show as, on seeing some of the images from the event, he thought it wasn’t his cup of tea.

Speaking on the podcast, Padron my Take, Ricciardo said, “After seeing some of the images not really. Look I mean, the way some of the fashion is now, I think you probably could get away that.”

“Yeah, it’s like, don’t get me wrong. I’m sure it would be like an experience but I don’t know it seems a little formal for me,” Ricciardo concluded.

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The Australian over the moon after Monza victory

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It is no secret that Ricciardo had a poor start at McLaren, failing to bring in crucial results for the team. However, with his stellar performance in Monza at the Italian Grand Prix where he won the race, the Australian proved his doubters wrong.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo celebrates after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

He is hoping to do the same in Sochi for the Russian Grand Prix, and grab another win for the Woking-based outfit. Now, having found his confidence again, Ricciardo will surely get his game on and take the team to the next level, along with Lando Norris.

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Do you see Ricciardo taking the chequered flag this weekend as well, taking his total wins in F1 to nine? Let us know what you think 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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