Daniel Ricciardo reveals he’s in love with daughter of ex-F1 driver

Daniel Ricciardo confirmed his relationship with Heidi Berger in August last year.

Eight-time race winner Daniel Ricciardo was spotted in Venice earlier this month with girlfriend Heidi Berger, who is the daughter of ex-Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger.

Ricciardo and Berger were seen holding hands in the Italian city, with the 33-year-old having also taken several Instagram photos of her.

The duo had been in Venice for the wedding of Australian snowboarder Scotty James and Chloe Stroll, the sister of Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll.

Ricciardo and Berger’s relationship is seemingly going from strength to strength, with the fan favourite having recently revealed that he’s “in love”.

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“Yeah mate, I’m in love,” Ricciardo told Fitzy & Wippa, as reported by the Daily Mail.

“I’ve got a good thing going on, so yeah, I’ve got a good balance in life right now.”

Ricciardo confirmed their relationship to his adoring fans on social media last August, with the pair having taken a holiday to the United States.

The Red Bull development driver certainly appears to be much happier as of late, with a lot of that perhaps due to how things are going in his private life with the aspiring actress.

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Since having returned to Red Bull in a behind-the-scenes role, the Aussie has been able to reflect on his career and get over the challenging couple of seasons he’s had, whilst at McLaren.

Ricciardo has attended two races so far this season in Australia and Miami, with him having looked incredibly relaxed at both.

He remains keen to get back into the cockpit next year though, with him set to test for Red Bull following the British Grand Prix at the start of July.

Should he continue to target a return to the grid in 2024, then he’ll once again need to leave the Austrians, who are unlikely to put him into one of their four cars.

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Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez are both contracted for 2024 whilst Yuki Tsunoda is continuing to impress at AlphaTauri, leaving just Nyck de Vries’ seat.

Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko has already admitted though, that should De Vries be replaced then the seat will go to either Liam Lawson or Ayumu Iwasa, who are both junior drivers for the team.

Very few seats on the grid look set to be available next season, with his best chance being to look towards the midfield.