Ricciardo on victory: 'My dad was acting like a kid'

23-09-2021 17:50 | Updated: 23-09-2021 18:33
by GPblog.com
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Ricciardo on victory: 'My dad was acting like a kid'

Daniel Ricciardo's smile still hasn't disappeared after his victory in Monza. The Australian is still enjoying the weekend in Italy two weeks later.

"It was a stressful week after Monza. I needed a few days rest at the end, but that was a nice problem to have," the McLaren driver told Speedweek.com. "I've been doing this for a few years now, but still I always have to pinch myself because it's a bit crazy."

"It makes me happy that my win has such a positive impact, it's really a bonus. There was a video from my hometown of Perth, everyone there went crazy when I crossed the finish line. To know that I've made someone's day with my triumph is cool. We've been through eighteen long months now with this Covid-19 disease, so it's nice to be able to bring people joy with my success", the Australian continued.

Ricciardo family reaction

There was one person in particular who was very happy about Ricciardo's victory. "It was around 1:30 in the morning when I arrived at my mum and dad's house. My dad was acting like a kid, he'd definitely had a few drinks. And if he was already behaving like that, I can hardly imagine how my friends were behaving", Ricciardo revealed with a laugh. Hopefully, the driver can maintain this form. McLaren is fighting with Ferrari for the third spot in the constructors' championship.

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