Daniel Ricciardo brings rival to tears with brutal press conference joke

Never change Daniel Ricciardo.

The Aussie F1 star brought teenage rival Lando Norris to tears on Thursday in a press conference ahead of the British Grand Prix.

While discussing his age compared to Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton next to him, the 19-year-old was brought to tears by a brutal joke.

After discussing whether or not he could grow facial hair, Norris was asked by Ricciardo whether or not he had ‘pubes’ yet.

Antonio Giovinazzi, Daniel Ricciardo, Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and George Russell. (photo by Octane/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Ricciardo leaned forward, covered his mouth and whispered the cheeky question across Lewis Hamilton, who was seated in between them.

Norris burst out in hysterics, crying tears of laughter and burying his head in his hands on the desk.

After a reporter enquired what was so funny, Ricciardo said: “It’s nothing to do with your question don’t worry, it’s not suitable for you guys.”

“I didn’t think it was that funny.”

Video of the incident immediately went viral on social media.

Ricciardo addresses Ferrari rumours

Ricciardo thinks Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel may be feeling "frustrated and vulnerable", like the Australian did before he left Red Bull.

Speculation over Vettel's future has been rife during a frustrating season for the Scuderia, with reports in June claiming the four-time world champion was considering retiring at the end of 2019.

The German brushed those rumours off but he has been unable to shake a winless streak that now stands at 17 races - his worst such run in Formula One - as Mercedes' dominance has continued largely unchecked.

Asked about his former Red Bull teammate's situation at Ferrari, Ricciardo told Corriere della Sera: "Maybe he's experiencing something like what I felt a year ago: frustrated and vulnerable.

"But he is still a fast driver and can always win a title. The only doubt is does he still know how to keep up top form across an entire season."

Ricciardo has endured a tough start to life at Renault – where he signed a two-year contract – following his switch from Red Bull ahead of the 2019 season, finishing in the points just three times.

Asked if he was planning to extend his stay, the 30-year-old said: "Right now the answer is no, but not because of a lack of confidence in Renault. I want to wait for the second part of the season.

"I would like the team to be fighting with McLaren for fourth place in the constructors' championship.

"I had no illusions [about Renault's situation]. You don't win overnight. I wanted to leave Red Bull and get out of my comfort zone, even if it meant taking risks."

with Omnisport