Although Daniel Ricciardo loves Formula 1 and all that it's given him, he's also made it clear that he would like to escape from it once he retires.
About to enter his 10th full season in F1, Ricciardo has won a legion of followers in part due to his friendly demeanour and his on-the-limit driving style. While his personality makes him an ideal candidate for the role of a media pundit, Ricciardo thinks he will be done with F1 for good once he retires.
"As much as I love the sport, and obviously it’s given me a lot, I think I’ll also equally love to escape from it once I’m done," Ricciardo said in an interview with Square Mile.
"I’ve poured all my heart into it and energy, so when I do say I’m done, I think I’ll be done. At least for a bit of time."
Ricciardo though is open to coming back in the sport, but the Australian would like to go on a life journey before that happens.
"I mean, it might call me back to do something at some point," Ricciardo explained.
"But I just see myself just going on a massive road trip and doing something really, still adventurous, but in a different way, you know, not on a schedule. So whether it’s related around music, food or whatever, it just sounds good."