Ricciardo's €1000 bet with Helmut Marko: “I don’t want to bet with him any more!"

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26 April 2019 at 08:20

Daniel Ricciardo has admitted that he lost 1000 euros on a bet with Helmut Marko. The Aussie believed that Valtteri Bottas would not be driving for Mercedes in 2019 and subsequently lost his money to the Red Bull advisor. Ricciardo was wrong and Bottas has the seat for 2019 meaning that the Renault driver had to pay up.  

“He always wants to bet more,” Ricciardo told RaceFans.net “But when he wants to bet more you know he already knows the answer.

“I’m not a gambling man, I don’t really bet, I don’t go in casinos.

“A thousand is not by choice, it’s a bit of peer pressure from Helmut.”

Ricciardo has revealed that he managed to win his money back! 

“We did another bet, actually, we did another one in Melbourne and I won it back. So we’re even.

“It was [on] qualifying. He thought they would be top three in qualifying and I thought they wouldn’t, and they weren’t so I got my money back.”

Marko is a very calculated and clever man making him a very difficult person to bet with. 

“I don’t want to bet with him any more!” Ricciardo said. “If our relationship’s like that it’s quite fun.