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Daniel Ricciardo

No tattoo bet at McLaren states Ricciardo

The McLaren driver says there will be no tattoos for McLaren's senior management if he is triumphant with the team this year.

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Daniel Ricciardo has revealed his former team boss Cyril Abiteboul is yet to fulfil his promise of getting a tattoo, with the Australian stating there will be no such bet at McLaren.

Ricciardo finished in third place at the Nurburgring and in Imola with Renault, with his then team boss agreeing he'd get a tattoo if the Aussie scored a podium. While that tattoo bet has yet to be fulfilled, don't expect another one to be made at McLaren with the 31-year-old stating there may be something else in the pipeline.

"No tattoos for the people at McLaren. I'll figure something else out so don't worry, Andreas [Seidl] you're safe," Ricciardo joked to RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press.

"To be honest, I still haven't managed to get Cyril one so I'm going to have to take care of that first."

Ricciardo finished seventh on his McLaren debut but suffered damage early in the race when Pierre Gasly ran into the back of his car. McLaren believe this cost Ricciardo a considerable amount of downforce.

"I think we started in a positive way," said Ricciardo. "While I don't feel like I've driven a good race, that can only mean that more is coming.

"At Renault it took me three races to feel like I'd had a decent weekend. Not that I was fully up to speed at the time, but I did feel like I had crossed some sort of threshold.

"I feel like I'm a step further now but I'm not there yet. Hopefully it won't take too long."

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