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Daniel Ricciardo

Ricciardo shares Superbowl tip ahead of Chiefs vs 49ers

Daniel Ricciardo has shared his hopes that the San Francisco 49ers can cause an upset in Super Bowl LVIII against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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The Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs have enjoyed something of a love story with the Vince Lombardi Trophy in recent years, and know how to win it all too well, having done so in 2020 and 2023.

They also reached the game in 2021, but lost to Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Four appearances in five years is beyond the wildest dreams of most NFL teams, with only the Brady-New England Patriots dynasty enjoying a similar run in the 21st century.

No matter how hard the Chiefs have tried, they have not been able to shake it off and face the 49ers for the second time, doing so in 2020 when they won 31-20 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

For fans of Mahomes and Travis Kelce, who's relationship with singer Taylor Swift has garnered as much attention as on-field exploits recently, the anti-hero could be 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy, one of the next generation of QBs coming up after the era of Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning.

But in Ricciardo's mind - a Buffalo Bills [who lost to the Chiefs in the Divisional Round] fan - the Chiefs will never ever be getting back together with the trophy - this year at least.

Bills fan Ricciardo on Super Bowl

"Probably like a lot of people, there's a bit more of a desire to see the 49ers win just because the Chiefs won last year," Ricciardo exclusively told RacingNews365 in Las Vegas (where the game will be played) at the launch of the RB car.

"They won it a few years before that, and beat the 49ers in Miami, so part of me would probably prefer to see the 49ers win.

"But as a neutral fan, let's say I just want to see a tight, tough game, I don't want to see a blowout so hopefully it's tough and hard fought.

"If the 49ers did it - some of my good friends actually grew up around the San Francisco area, so I'd be happy for them."

Ricciardo's Bills did a lot better than the Denver Broncos which Lewis Hamilton is a part-owner of, as they failed to navigate the regular season.

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