Daniel Ricciardo Biography, Wiki, Net Worth, Personal Life, Career

Daniel Ricciardo Biography: Daniel Ricciardo is an Australian and Italian racing driver driving for Scuderia AlphaTauri under the Australian flag in Formula One. He had 8 Grand Prix victories and 32 podium finishes in Formula One.

Daniel Ricciardo Biography

Daniel Joseph Ricciardo was born in Perth, Western Australia, on July 1, 1989, to Italian-Australian parents. Giuseppe “Joe” Ricciardo was born in Ficarra but moved to Australia with his family when he was 7 years old. Grace Ricciardo was born in Australia, but her parents were originally from Casignana (Calabria). Michelle Ricciardo is Ricciardo’s sister. Ricciardo’s first memories of motorsports were of his father racing at the nearby Barbagallo Raceway in Wanneroo when he was growing up in Duncraig, one of Perth’s northern suburbs. He was raised Catholic and attended Newman College for high school. He began karting at the age of nine.

Daniel Ricciardo Biography

Daniel Ricciardo Wiki

NameDaniel Ricciardo
Date Of Birthuly 1, 1989
Birth PlacePerth, Western Australia
Height5ft 9inch
Zodiac SignCapricorn
ProfessionRacing Driver
Net Worth$50 million
Car CollectionAston Martin Vantage, Toyota Hilux, Porsche 918 Spyder, Mclaren 720s, Aston Martin Valkyrie

Daniel Ricciardo Personal Life

He is dating Heidi Berger, the daughter of the former Formula One driver Gerhard Berger.

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Daniel Ricciardo Net Worth

Australian racing driver Daniel Ricciardo has a net worth of $50 million.

Daniel Ricciardo Biography

Daniel Ricciardo Career

Ricciardo began karting at age nine as a Tiger Kart Club (TKC) member and participated in numerous karting competitions. In 2005, he raced a 15-year-old Van Diemen in the Western Australian Formula Ford championship, finishing eighth overall. Ricciardo took a leased 13-year-old Van Diemen to Sandown Raceway in Melbourne at the end of the season to compete in the national Formula Ford series. Still, his ancient car was uncompetitive as he finished 16th and 17th and retired throughout the weekend’s three races. After finishing sixth in Formula Renault 2.0 Italia in 2007, Red Bull Junior Team selected Ricciardo.

Ricciardo debuted behind the wheel of a Formula One car on December 1, 2009, when he tested for Red Bull Racing at the young driver’s test at Circuito de Jerez over three days. On the last day of testing, he recorded the best time by more than a second. This made him the only driver to qualify for the 1:17 bracket. Christian Horner, team manager for Red Bull Racing, indicated that Ricciardo may replace Hartley as the team’s test and reserve driver in 2010. Ricciardo and Hartley shared test and reserve duties for Red Bull and sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso until the latter was dismissed from the Red Bull Junior team.

On November 11, 2010, Ricciardo was confirmed as the only competitor to represent Red Bull Racing at the end-of-season junior driver’s test on November 16–17 at the Yas Marina Circuit. Ricciardo continued showing his one-lap prowess and dominated the event; his fastest lap was 1.3 seconds faster than Sebastian Vettel’s qualifying up from the previous Saturday.

Ricciardo was confirmed as Toro Rosso’s test & reserve driver for the 2011 season and would participate in every race weekend’s first free practice session. Franz Tost, team principal for Toro Rosso, stated, “Having a hungry youngster on the team will keep our current driver pairing sharp,” referring to Jaime Alguersuari and Sébastien Buemi.

At the start of the 2014 Formula 1 season, Ricciardo replaced Mark Webber at Infiniti Red Bull Racing, driving alongside Sebastian Vettel, a four-time world champion.

On August 3, 2018, Ricciardo signed a contract to drive for Renault in 2019 and 2020. For the 2019 season, Daniel’s teammate was Nico Hülkenberg. In the season’s first two races, Ricciardo was forced to retire due to front-wing damage in Australia and a power failure in Bahrain. In China, he finished in seventh position. In Azerbaijan, Ricciardo crashed with Daniil Kvyat when both drivers’ cars stopped following an attempt by Ricciardo to pass Kvyat, resulting in race-ending damage for both drivers & Ricciardo’s third retirement in four races. Six consecutive finishes followed, including a fourth-place result in qualifying and a sixth-place finish in Canada. At the German Grand Prix, Ricciardo suffered an exhaust malfunction. After two years with Renault, Ricciardo joined McLaren in 2021 to replace Carlos Sainz Jr., who had signed a multiyear contract with Ferrari. Lando Norris, who was retained by the team, was his companion.

In his first race with the team, the Bahrain Grand Prix, he qualified sixth. Four laps into the race, Pierre Gasly collided with Daniel Ricciardo, resulting in floor damage and a significant loss of downforce. Despite the decline in performance, Ricciardo finished seventh in the season opener.

Due to a positive COVID-19 test on March 11, Ricciardo missed the final day of the 2022 Bahrain preseason test. On March 20, he got away from isolation in time for the season’s first race. Due to an absence of speed and three driver retirements, the Australian qualified 18th for the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix and finished the race 14th, ahead of his teammate Norris, who finished 15th.

Ricciardo qualified 12th for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and raced ninth during the race. However, on lap 35, he activated the virtual safety car after his McLaren stopped at the exit of the pit lane due to an engine failure. At the Australian Grand Prix, Ricciardo qualified seventh and finished sixth, finishing behind teammate Norris in his home race.

Ricciardo and Tsunoda are scheduled to continue with AlphaTauri for the 2024 season.

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