Who is Daniel Ricciardo and what is his net worth 2018? Starting his racing career at the age of nine, Daniel Ricciardo has been an inspirational figure to many with his consecutive victories. Ricciardo is a racing driver from Australia. He was born on 1st July, 1989 in Perth, Western Australia. His father belonged to Ficarra, Sicily but he left Australia, when he was seven. His mother, whose parents were from Italy, was born in Australia. In his childhood, Daniel, with his mother, used to watch his father racing at the nearby Barbagallo Raceway in Wanneroo.
His father inspired him to take the racing as his career. He started karting when he was just nine. And became the member of Tiger Kart Club (TKC) after being inspired by one of the greatest racing drivers, Ayrton Senna and took part in several karting events. Daniel Ricciardo believes, “If you want to be successful at anything in life the primary thing is you have to enjoy it”. He has an amazing racing record from Formula BMW Asia series to Formula One motor racing.
Daniel Ricciardo has a sibling namely Michelle Ricciardo. He has a girlfriend, Jemma Boskovich.
Education: Ricciardo completed his education at a college in his city Perth namely Newman College.
Career: After taking part in numerous karting events, Ricciardo entered Western Australia Formula Ford championship with a 15 years old Van Diemen car during his first season. At the end of this season, he took a 13 years old Van Diemen car on leash to compete the next year. After which he gained a scholarship in the Formula BMW Asian championship with Eurasia Motorsport Team. During this season, he got two victories along with a pole position at Zhuhai. He ended up securing third position finally in the Drivers’ Championship. Then he got connected with the Fortec Motorsport Team for competing in Formula BMW World Final where he secured fifth position as his further step into his career.
In 2007, Ricciardo entered Formula Renault series with RP Motorsport for participating in the European and Italian championships. Ricciardo remained in Formula Renault for another year in 2008, entering another European championships.
During the mid-season of 2008, Ricciardo made his debut in Formula Three at Nürburgring circuit with SG Formula’s 3 Euro Series Team. Although he didn’t have enough experience in the relative field, his skills helped him to take it further.
In season 2009, he moved to the British Formula Three Championship with Carlin Motorsport Team. At the same time, he also made a debut in the 3.5-litre World Series with Renault Championship. Finally, Ricciardo won the British Formula Three title with a car which was powered by a Volkswagen engine. Then Ricciardo signed a contract with Tech 1 in October, 2009 for competing in 2010 season. After an amazing start, his first season in Formula Renault 3.5 Series ended up securing second position in the championship. In 2011, Ricciardo switched to another team, that was ISR Racing.
He started his official career at the British Grand Prix with Hispania Racing Team as an official pilot. In September 2013, Ricciardo was confirmed as the replacement at Red Bull Racing, when his compatriot Mark Webber announced his retirement from Formula One. Ricciardo won his first grand prix in Canada and got two further victories in Hungary and Belgium. He finished the third in the championship.
Daniel Ricciardo Net Worth
Daniel Ricciardo is a disciplined driver who is known for his ever smiling attitude. In 2010, Ricciardo got connected with the Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso as well for Formula One car Racing. He accomplished his work honestly as a racing driver for both of them in 2012. In 2014, he got associated with the Infiniti Red Bull Racing also. Infiniti Red Bull Racing had already partnership with Sebastian Vettel who has been the world champion of Formula Race One four times. The estimated net worth of Daniel Ricciardo is $2.1 million.
Ricciardo is currently associated with Red Bull. The sources say that he can be approached by Qantas Air Ways for making Ricciardo its brand ambassador. Qantas Airlines has chosen him as its representative face. In the future, he will be supported by many other famous international brands and companies.