Welcome at RN365

You are logged in. Benefit directly from all the benefits of your account:

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits

Welcome at RN365

Become part of the largest racing community in the United Kingdom. Create your free account now!

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits
fri 26 mar - sun 28 mar
Quali sat 27 mar
Race sun 28 mar
ita
fri 16 apr - sun 18 apr
Quali sat 17 apr
Race sun 18 apr
bhr
Fallback flag
fri 30 apr - sun 02 may
Quali sat 01 may
Race sun 02 may
ita
esp
fri 07 may - sun 09 may
Quali sat 08 may
Race sun 09 may
Fallback flag
mco
thu 20 may - sun 23 may
Quali sat 22 may
Race sun 23 may
esp
aze
fri 04 jun - sun 06 jun
Quali sat 05 jun
Race sun 06 jun
mco
can
fri 11 jun - sun 13 jun
Quali sat 12 jun
Race sun 13 jun
aze
fra
fri 25 jun - sun 27 jun
Quali sat 26 jun
Race sun 27 jun
can
aut
fri 02 jul - sun 04 jul
Quali sat 03 jul
Race sun 04 jul
fra
gbr
fri 16 jul - sun 18 jul
Quali sat 17 jul
Race sun 18 jul
aut
hun
fri 30 jul - sun 01 aug
Quali sat 31 jul
Race sun 01 aug
gbr
bel
fri 27 aug - sun 29 aug
Quali sat 28 aug
Race sun 29 aug
hun
nld
fri 03 sep - sun 05 sep
Quali sat 04 sep
Race sun 05 sep
bel
ita
fri 10 sep - sun 12 sep
Quali sat 11 sep
Race sun 12 sep
nld
rus
fri 24 sep - sun 26 sep
Quali sat 25 sep
Race sun 26 sep
ita
sgp
fri 01 oct - sun 03 oct
Quali sat 02 oct
Race sun 03 oct
rus
jpn
fri 08 oct - sun 10 oct
Quali sat 09 oct
Race sun 10 oct
sgp
usa
fri 22 oct - sun 24 oct
Quali sat 23 oct
Race sun 24 oct
jpn
mex
fri 29 oct - sun 31 oct
Quali sat 30 oct
Race sun 31 oct
usa
bra
fri 05 nov - sun 07 nov
Quali sat 06 nov
Race sun 07 nov
mex
aus
fri 19 nov - sun 21 nov
Quali sat 20 nov
Race sun 21 nov
bra
sau
fri 03 dec - sun 05 dec
Quali sat 04 dec
Race sun 05 dec
aus
are
sat 11 dec - sun 12 dec
Quali sun 12 dec
Race sun 12 dec
sau
Start Bahrain GP
Days
Hour
Min.
Sec.
To drivers
3

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren Racing
Nationality aus Australian
Birthplace Perth
Date of birth 01/07/1989 (31 yr.)
F1 debute 2011, Groot-Brittannië

F1 season 2021

WC Position 6
Races
WC points 0
Victories
Podiums
Pole positions

F1 career

World titles 0
WC points 1159
Races 188
Victories 7
Podium places 31
Pole positions 3

After two seasons with French giants Renault ended on a high note with podiums and promises of memorable tattoos, Australian ‘Honey Badger’ Daniel Ricciardo heads into 2021 with a new drive at McLaren as they look to push into the front row of the grid.

Biography of Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo

Born in Australia to parents originally from Italy, Ricciardo turned to karting at the age of nine, slowly climbing up the ranks and participating in multiple series including Formula Ford, Formula BMW and Formula Renault before landing in Formula Three in 2008.

Ricciardo won the British Formula 3 Championship in 2009, the first Australian to do so since David Brabham in 1989, and after a stint in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, landed in Formula One via Red Bull’s young driver programme.

Initially brought in as the Toro Rosso test driver in 2010, Ricciardo landed his first drive with HRT Racing as a replacement for Narain Karthikeyan for the remainder of the 2011 campaign. The jump to Toro Rosso soon followed, and after out-qualifying and out-scoring teammate Jean-Eric Vergne on a regular basis, he was promoted to Red Bull to replace fellow countryman Mark Webber.

Ricciardo made his name known in his first start in front of his Australian fans, qualifying second behind Lewis Hamilton and holding that spot to capture a famous podium finish. However, the Honey Badger was later disqualified due to fuel flow irregularities, denying Australia a first ever podium finish for an Australian driver. The disappointment was washed away in Canada when Ricciardo registered his first victory, becoming the fourth Australian race winner after Jack Brabham, Alan Jones and Webber.

The Honey Badger added victories in Hungary and Belgium to his resume, and finished 71 points ahead of four-time World Champion teammate Sebastian Vettel in the standings, a result that no doubt played a part in the German’s departure for Ferrari.

Red Bull downturn and departure

Unfortunately Red Bull fell behind the other title contenders in 2015 due to their underpowered Renault power unit, registering no victories in a season dominated by Mercedes duo Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. While 2016 and 2017 saw improved performance, the Australian was limited to one victory each season. However, he did debut his now famed ‘shoey’ celebration, drinking champagne out of his shoe, after finishing second at the 2016 German Grand Prix.

Ricciardo’s final victories with the team came at the 2018 Chinese and Monaco Grand Prix, but with Red Bull now firmly behind burgeoning youngster Max Verstappen, the Australian opted to leave the only team he had ever known for Renault.

A disappointing 2019 saw Ricciardo finish ninth in the championship ahead of teammate Nico Hulkenberg but far behind the front of the grid. While 2020 saw Ricciardo finish on the podium at the Eifel Grand Prix, Renault’s first since the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix, and the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the uptick in performance wasn’t enough to keep the Aussie at the team.

Despite talks with Ferrari about possibly taking over Vettel’s seat for the 2021 campaign, the Scuderia opted to sign Carlos Sainz, pushing Ricciardo to join McLaren where he will partner rising star Lando Norris.

Daniel Ricciardo behind the scenes

Ricciardo races with the number three on his car in honour of NASCAR Cup Series legend Dale Earnhardt, who passed away after a last-lap crash during the 2001 Daytona 500.

x