United States GP: Mercedes Troll Daniel Ricciardo Over His Appearance at COTA

Published 10/21/2021, 3:02 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 11, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo celebrates winning third position in the sprint qualifying REUTERS/Massimo Pinca


Daniel Ricciardo is a character in the Formula One grid. He is not like the other drivers and is known for his joky and jovial personality, on and off the track. He really does enjoy life to its fullest and goes all out to express himself.

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The United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, is always a place that the Aussie enjoys. He has spoken publicly of his fondness for this part of the country. The McLaren driver often shows his love for the place in different ways on the F1 weekend.

In 2021, he has worn a full cowboy outfit with his unique style of beard to match it. This look has caught the attention of everyone in the paddock. The McLaren team posted the look on their social media and asked for emojis from people.

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In response, Mercedes took to social media to express their thoughts on Ricciardo’s outfit. The world champions referenced the song by Lil Nas X’s song Old Town Road in their response.

“Loved his song Old Town Road.” said the Mercedes AMG team. The same outfit was worn by Lil Nas X in the song’s video.

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I should have had a title by now: Daniel Ricciardo

As reported by Motorsport.com, the Aussie driver has never won the world title in the sport. He has finished P3 in the championship twice behind the dominant Mercedes in 2014 and 2016. But Ricciardo stated that he will not be bitter if he ends his career without a world title.

“There was a time where I was a little bit bitter, like, ‘I should have had a title by now, this sucks, why don’t I, wrong place, wrong time’, or this or that,” said Daniel.

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Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 7, 2021, McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo during a press conference ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Sedat Suna

“But maybe that’s the growth in me or the maturity where I don’t think that anymore. I’m still here because I believe I can win a title, and I want to win a title. But I’m at peace with whatever happens. As long as I go out and leave it all on the track, I’ll get fulfillment.” said Ricciardo.

It would really be a shame to see a talent like Ricciardo leave the sport with a world championship. Let’s hope that Mclaren can challenge for the world championship soon.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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