Daniel Ricciardo lands huge new deal

Daniel Ricciardo recently returned to the Formula 1 grid at the 2023 Hungarian GP, as he was signed to replace Nyck de Vries.

Beer company Heineken have recruited Formula 1 fan favourite Daniel Ricciardo to advertise their alcohol, with the AlphaTauri driver having featured in their latest advert.

Ricciardo was involved in Heineken’s “Whatever you call us” campaign, to celebrate their 150th anniversary.

In the advert, Ricciardo named a series of suggestions to Heineken on how to promote their beer.

“Few ‘Brewskis’ with the lads,” Ricciardo said. “Mount Frothiuszko.

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“‘Steve Brewscemi’… this beer’s better looking than him but.”

“Couple of ‘Brew Jackmans’.”

“History lesson for ya, ‘William Shakesbeers’.”

“Sometimes you gotta keep it simple, ‘Bevvy’.”

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“Bevan and Sauce Sandwich.”

“‘Bevan Costner.’ He still looks good doesn’t he? A bit like this beer. Aged well.”

To conclude, Ricciardo’s final suggestion was: “Boys, let’s get together, I’ve got it…Coupla ‘Beerciardos’.”

Ricciardo is seemingly loving life currently, after being loaned to AlphaTauri by Red Bull.

The 34-year-old had been at Red Bull as their development driver for the first half of 2023, after opting to take a sabbatical.

However, following the sacking of rookie Nyck de Vries, Ricciardo has been put in the Dutch driver’s AT04 to complete the season.

He made his official return at the Hungarian Grand Prix, where he staggeringly qualified and finished ahead of team-mate Yuki Tsunoda.

Ricciardo finished 13th at the Hungaroring, in what was a positive return for the Aussie.

Had he not been punted off the circuit on the opening lap by Zhou Guanyu, then points could’ve potentially been scored by him.

The recent Belgian Grand Prix wasn’t quite as strong for Ricciardo, as he finished behind Tsunoda.

Whilst Tsunoda scored a point in 10th, Ricciardo could only salvage 16th.

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He’s already explained how he’ll be in the gym throughout the summer break to ensure he’s at full fitness for when the championship resumes at the Dutch Grand Prix.

Ricciardo’s big goal is to secure a permanent seat in 2024, with his dream being to race for Red Bull.

Due to Sergio Perez being contracted until the end of next season, Ricciardo wouldn’t be able to race for the Austrians until 2025 at the earliest.