Daniel Ricciardo is a professional racing driver who has made a big name for himself in the world of Formula One. He was born on July 1, 1989 in Perth, Western Australia and began his racing career at a young age, making his way up through the ranks to eventually become one of the top drivers in the sport.

Early Life

Ricciardo showed an interest in motorsports from an early age and began karting at just nine years old. He quickly found success and won numerous races and championships throughout his youth career, catching the attention of teams and sponsors as he progressed.

Career Highlights

After winning numerous titles throughout his youth career, Ricciardo made his way into the world of open-wheel racing, competing in various categories around Europe before breaking into Formula One with HRT and later Toro Rosso.

He quickly gained a reputation as a talented driver with impressive speed and excellent race craft, which earned him a promotion to Red Bull Racing for the 2014 season. It was here that he really made his mark on F1 by taking three victories over the year - including one stunning win at Spa-Francorchamps ahead of title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Since then Ricciardo has continued to be competitive on track - moving to Renault for two seasons before joining McLaren for 2021 onwards where he would partner rising star Lando Norris.

Off track Ricciardo is also well renowned for this personality - regularly bringing smiles both to fans faces as well as those working behind-the-scenes with some memorable celebrations after race wins!

Personal Life

Outside of racing, Ricciardo enjoys spending time with friends & family (especially younger sister Michelle as highlighted frequently on social media!), travelling and participating in various sports activities such as NFL.


Overall Daniel's been one of F1's most highly regarded drivers throughout recent years showcasing what looks like an effortless style with plenty of personality both on and off track making him one of the popular drivers amongst fans. With his recent move to McLaren, many hope the Honey Badger may be finally in a good opportunity to add more victories and even championship results before his career concludes.