F1 Fans Left Stumped with Odd Amalgamation of Daniel Ricciardo & Lando Norris with Venus Williams & Paris Hilton

Published 05/08/2022, 2:59 PM EDT

The inaugural Maimi GP is no less than a carnival for the fans to enjoy. Further, the F1 paddock was full of A-list celebrities besides fans, and the McLaren drivers, Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris, were spotted with Venus Williams and Paris Hilton.

After the thrilling Saturday Qualifying, Ricciardo and Norris explored the events at the F1 paddock. But it seems the duo came across the American tennis star and the famous American media personality at a party by Hilton Hotels. However, it is also possible that it was a planned meet, as four of them dressed in black.

Fans reacting to this unique McLaren collaboration

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Undoubtedly, it was fascinating to see such a unique collaboration. The picture of the four together went viral and shook the F1 fans.

The fans didn’t wait long to showcase their reaction to the outstanding group.

Lando Norris is ahead of Daniel Ricciardo in Miami

The Woking base had a contrasting qualifying session with Lando Norris securing P8 while Daniel Ricciardo took P14. The Honey Badger spent most of his Q2 in the garage because of an issue with his MCL36. The English team later revealed the Aussie’s car had a gear shift issue.

However, the Honey Badger was disappointed with the Q2 elimination. Ricciardo mostly remained quiet when his team informed him about the P14 qualifying result for the Sunday race. The 32-year-old driver reported being upset about not being able to get out of the pits in time. But he hopes for a better performance on Sunday.

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Ricciardo said, “It was unfortunate and cost us Q3, and that was that. We’ll hopefully get a bit better run tomorrow with a bit more fortune going our way and keep it going in a good way. Today, it was a bit unfortunate.”

Meanwhile, Ricciardo’s young teammate outperformed him, finishing P8. The starting grid position for the Miami GP gladdens the English driver, as he didn’t expect to do better. Norris said, “I’m happy with that. I think we’re in a decent position, and I don’t think we could have achieved much more.”

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The Papaya team currently ranks P4 in the constructors’ standings behind their PU supplier, Mercedes. It would be fascinating to see how McLaren performs in the inaugural Miami GP.

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Ripan Majumdar

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Ripan Majumdar is an F1 writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Science from West Bengal State University, Kolkata. Ripan is a massive Red Bull Racing and Sergio Perez fan, and has been following the sport for over the past few years.

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