Daniel Ricciardo appeared on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ to discuss music’s effect on his driving, his portrayal in the show ‘Drive to Survive’, and to view unseen footage of his victory at Monaco, while also highlighting the respect among the small number of drivers in Formula 1.
– Daniel Ricciardo’s appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and his discussions about the influence of music on his driving and the impact of ‘Drive to Survive’ on his public image
‣ Jimmy Kimmel’s surprise about the small number of drivers in Formula 1 compared to other sports like baseball
‣ The mutual respect among Formula 1 drivers due to the small field and intensity of competition
Australian Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo appeared on the US late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he discussed his racing career and whether ladies recognize him off the track. Kimmel was shocked by the small number of F1 drivers and expressed to Ricciardo, “I don’t think there’s many sports where the field is so small.” Ricciardo agreed with Kimmel’s observation, replying, “There are only twenty drivers in Formula 1. I mean, there are 26 players on a baseball team during the regular season.” He added, “I think, with that, there’s a crazy amount of respect.”
During the show, Ricciardo also talked about the influence music has on his driving, mentioning that “music has been my thing.” He’ shared that “I love my classic rock, but even some ‘90s hip-hop, it gets me going so, anything with a bit of swagger, I’m into it.”
Ricciardo was hesitant to say whether he’s approached by women, expressing, “I don’t know if they’ve recognized me, but maybe they’re sitting because of Drive to Survive. That’s my theory at least.” This suggests that women may have recognized him from the Netflix series showcasing Formula 1 behind-the-scenes, bringing a new level of recognition to F1 drivers. Kimmel then showed previously unseen footage of Ricciardo’s victory at Monaco, giving viewers a rare insight into the life of a professional F1 driver.