Aussie F1 sensation Daniel Ricciardo has opened up about his personal life, which included questions around his relationships, in a candid interview with actor Dax Shepard.
The Renault driver often stays out of the headlines when it comes to his personal life.
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Ricciardo has rarely opened up about relationships in the past, which keeps the Aussie’s personal life rather unknown to F1 fans.
This is in contrast to world champ Lewis Hamilton, who has grabbed headlines with former relationships.
But in a podcast interview with actor Dax Shepard’s on Armchair Expert, Ricciardo offered a glimpse into his mindset on relationships and how his career has impacted them.
“I’ve won races now but I’m yet to become a world champion so I’m still not satisfied,” he said.
“I’ve been doing F1 for 10 years so I’m constantly looking for more from it and putting myself first and being selfish. It is difficult and you do have to shut things out along the way and that is people and at times relationships. It’s finding that balance.
“I know some drivers have a wife and kids and I’m like ‘how do you do this with a family?’ The danger at one side and then just dedicating everything you can to the sport but also dedicating time to your family.
“I’m not there yet, I don’t know how I could manage that. I’m still in the moment of just trying to get the most out of me and I think what I’m doing is working so I’m going to keep going down that path. I’ll wait a while for kids I think.”
Ricciardo waves of superstitions
When asked about superstitions and if he was one of those athletes who did not believe in sex before a big event, Ricciardo waved the notion off.
“I used to, but not any more,” Ricciardo said. “I went against my rules obviously once and I was probably even better on Sunday so it’s all good. I threw that one out a few years ago.”
He made it quite clear that superstitions were not a part of his mentality and only created doubt for him.
“I feel it’s a sign of fear, not fear but that you’re putting a sign of doubt in your own head already,” he added.
“It’s kind of like an excuse for something to go wrong...I don’t like it.”
The Aussie also said he wasn’t a big drinker and if he was to enjoy a drink on race week, it would be a glass of cognac.
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