Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo (Image Source: Daniel's Instagram)

Formula one racing also known as F1 racing is the highest-class international level racing for open-wheel single-seater formula cars which are sanctioned and approved by the Federation of Internationale Del Automation. In the world of F1 racing, Daniel Ricciardo is a very prominent name.

Daniel Joseph Ricciardo known as Daniel is an Italian-American remarkable and well-known racing driver in the F1 and has won many championships with his performance.

Who Are Daniel Ricciardo Parents?

On July 1, 1989, Daniel Ricciardo was born to Giuseppe "Joe" Ricciardo and Grazia “Grace” Ricciardo in Perth, Western Australia. Daniel’s zodiac sign is Cancer. Daniel belongs of Italian and Australian descent, as his father was born in Ficarra and grew up in Australia when his family moved at the age of seven, and his mother, was born in Australia but originally came from Carignan. Daniel’s last name Ricciardo is of Italian origin but he likes to pronounce his last name as ‘Ricardo’.

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Daniel Ricciardo with his mother

His father Joe was also a racer once, Daniel did not come from a millionaire house, they were from the middle class but he had a passion for racing. Daniel says that his earliest memory of his father where he is racing nearby Barbagallo Raceway is what fuelled his interest in car racing. Daniel also has a sibling, a sister, named Michelle.

For his education, Daniel went to Newman College for his high school years and had to skip studies for his games and racing since he started his career at a very young age.

What Are The Career Peak Of Daniel Ricciardo?

Daniel Started Karting when he was nine years old for the Tiger Kart Club. Daniel entered in many kart events in and 2005 was able to enter the western Australian Formula Ford championship driving 15 years old Van Diemen and finished at eight places by the season end. In the 2008 season, Daniel made his debut for formula 3 at the Nürburgring, by teaming up with SG formula’s team. Even with only a little experience, Daniel was able to pull the eighth position for the first race and later reached sixth.

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In 2009, Daniel got signed by Teach 1 to compete in the 2010 series, where he was teamed up with Brendon Hartley for the season. Daniel was unable to perform in the second test due to a minor mountain bike incident. When racing in Monte Carlo, Daniel ranked 3rd pole position of the season by finishing three-tenths second ahead again his rival Stefano Coletti. Then later he went on to secure more than Stefano. Daniel made quite a good impression on his rivals and his team, they wanted him to win the championship. But Daniel was not able to get the title in his debut year lost against Mikhail Aleshin by two points only.

On June 3rd, 2011, Daniel got into a contract with Hispania Racing by Red Bull Racing and replaced Narain Karthikeyan for the remaining races of the season excluding the Indian Grand Prix. Later Daniel made his British Grand Prix debut with the HRT team and won two victories at Bira. Then Daniel appeared in the Australian Grand Prix and secured 9th place and gained his first two world championship points.

In 2013, Toro Rosso resigned Daniel for the 2013 season where he outnumbered his teammate Jean-Eric Vergne by seven points. Daniel’s impressive performance in the track promoted him to Toro Rosso senior by replacing Mark Webber. In 2014, Daniel played in the Australian Grand Prix And secured second place behind Lewis Hamilton. In 2016, Daniel returned to the Malaysia Grand Prix and emerged third in the championship.

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Daniel has won many championships at the Grand Prix of most countries. His recent achievement is, that Daniel, replaced his teammate Esteban Ocon with Hülkenberg’s new member. In the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix, Daniel ran 6th place with 2 laps and ended the race in the 8th position. At the 2020 British Grand Prix, Daniel gave his best result for Renault by finishing in 4th position.  The 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix was missed by Daniel because he tested positive for Covid 19, after being released from isolation Daniel qualified 18th. This year, Daniel played in Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Australian Grand Prix, Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, and Miami Grand Prix.

Who Is Daniel Ricciardo Married To?

Daniel Ricciardo is not married yet, nor does he have a wife or kids or a son for that matter. Often, Daniel posts pictures with a kid on his social media who is his nephew but people and fans especially mistake him as Daniel's son. Daniel is a private person and does not like to share his personal information, especially regarding his love life. Daniel is currently single, he dated Heidi Berger, who is a Portuguese-Austrian actress. Daniel also dated Jessica Gomes. Daniel's ex-girlfriend was a model and has modeled for brands such as Hyundai and L.G. Jessica has also appeared in movies such as Once upon a time in Venice. They started dating in 2018 but did not last long and were separated soon after.

Daniel Ricciardo enjoying Family time with his Nephew

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Before Jessica, Daniel’s serious relationship was with Jemma Boskovich, but the couple did not last together and got separated in 2016. After which Daniel was rumored of dating his colleague Annemarie Horbass which did not last long.

What Is Daniel Ricciardo’s Net Worth?

With his successful racing career in F1 races, Daniel Ricciardo has a Net worth of $50 million. Daniel is one of the richest racing athletes and drivers. Daniel is represented and managed by CAA (Creative Artists Agency) Sports, Los Angeles, California, the US. Daniel is a sports idol and is available on social media platforms where he does questionnaires given by fans and interacts with them. As per the wiki, Daniel now has 398k subscribers on YouTube, 1.6 million followers on Facebook, 7.3 million followers on Instagram, and 2.9 million followers on Twitter.

How Tall Is Daniel Ricciardo?

Daniel Ricciardo has a toned physique and athletic body with a height of 5 ft 10 inches and weighs 70 kg. Daniel has side-cropped dark brown curly hair and lights brown eyes with an affable smile.

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