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Daniel Ricciardo

Ricciardo given special honour to mark Australia Day

Daniel Ricciardo has joined the likes of Mark Webber in receiving a special honour from his home country of Australia.

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Daniel Ricciardo has added another accolade to his collection after being named in the Governor General's 2022 Australia Day Honours List.

The McLaren driver has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his "significant service to motorsport as a competitor and ambassador, and to the community".

This not only acknowledges what Ricciardo has achieved in his career but also in terms of his charity work, with the Australian having launched the grassroots Ricciardo's Racers programme with Motorsport Australia.

Following news of the honour, Ricciardo took to social media to share his gratitude.

"Just happy flying the flag for Australia," Ricciardo wrote on Instagram.

"Really appreciate the recognition. You can take the boy out of Oz but you can't… anyway haha big thanks to everyone."

Ricciardo joins the likes of former F1 drivers Mark Webber and Jack Brabham, who have previously both become Members of the Order of Australia.

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