The smiling predator: Ricciardo in his own words

The smiling predator: Ricciardo in his own words

Hidden behind the big smile is a driver who demolished a four-time champion. Daniel Ricciardo talks to BEN ANDERSON about a breakthrough Formula 1 season

Before he joined Red Bull, Formula 1 knew Daniel Ricciardo as a happy-go-lucky honey badger fan with a turn of speed.

Now, like the furry mammal he has painted on the back of his crash helmet, the Australian has shown there are sharp teeth behind that ubiquitous smile by winning three races and trouncing his four-time world champion team-mate Sebastian Vettel.

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