Daniel Ricciardo raises eyebrows with response to bizarre question

Daniel Ricciardo is reportedly in line to replace Nyck de Vries, as the Dutchman continues to struggle.

Daniel Ricciardo was on hand to make his fans laugh at a recent guest appearance, with a fan having asked the Australian a bizarre question.

The Red Bull development driver has been heavily involved in the team’s marketing campaigns this season, with his popularity having done wonders for the energy drink company away from the circuit.

At a recent appearance, Ricciardo took part in a Q&A session, where a host read out a question which was asked by a fan.

“Has he had sex in, on or around an F1 car,” read the odd question which Ricciardo was asked.

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After thinking about his answer for a while, Ricciardo finally answered by saying: “No I haven’t, I haven’t.”

His initial pause resulted in an eruption of laughter, before Ricciardo continued: “I haven’t. I was actually thinking like, how that would be possible because there’s a lot of bits going on but also…”

The host interrupted the Red Bull driver and said: “Hang on, are we talking about the car? Or the…”

Ricciardo replied: “The cars are always surrounded by people so the answer’s no.”

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Ricciardo’s popularity certainly hasn’t taken a dive since he started his sabbatical, with several of his fans having called for the eight-time race winner to return to the grid.

He is planning on being amongst the field next season; however, it certainly won’t be for either Red Bull or AlphaTauri.

Red Bull are set to respect Sergio Perez’s contract meaning a seat at Red Bull won’t be available until 2025, whilst any driver change at AlphaTauri will involve the Austrians junior drivers, rather than Ricciardo.

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Ricciardo had been linked to a mid-season move to AlphaTauri to replace Nyck de Vries, who is reportedly at risk of being axed already.

However, Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko has admitted that should De Vries be dropped, then he’d be replace by either Liam Lawson or Ayumu Iwasa, not Ricciardo.

It means Ricciardo will need to leave Red Bull again at the end of the year should he wish to return to the grid, with his best bet appearing to be at either a midfield or backmarker side, something which might convince him to remain off the grid.