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Aussie F1 star Daniel Ricciardo has laughed off a personal question during an interview with a Dutch TV channel.
Ricciardo appeared on Ziggo TV for a Q&A and rattled off a few easy answers such as what Grand Prix did he most want to win (Melbourne) and what is his favourite pizza topping.
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But one fan, named Laura, took Ricciardo by surprise.
The reporter relayed the question: "Do you believe the story of the length of your nose? There is gossip about the length of your nose. It has something to do with other."
Ricciardo asked: "Like Pinocchio?" before he picked up on the question.
"Ah yes! Big nose … big toes!” he sаid, laughing.
But the reporter was persistent: "Is it true?"
"Maybe after F1 I will get into another career...stop, stop" Ricciardo joked.
"I am happy and comfortable with myself, thanks, goodbye," he said as he walked off.
Ricciardo, in good spirits, couldn't take any more questions after being taken by surprise.
Ricciardo suggests Australia for double header
Brazil, which is due to host the Sao Paulo GP two weeks before the Australian GP, continues to struggle to contain the coronavirus, registering an average of more than 58,000 new cases of the virus each day in the week ending April 24.
That situation is not lost on F1, with Ricciardo suggesting in an interview with EFTM.com that Albert Park could play host two back to back races if Brazil falls through.
Austria and Bahrain each hosted back to back races in 2020, with the latter running the second GP on an alternate track layout.
Ricciardo hinted he wasn't the only driver in the F1 field who would be happy to see a double up at Albert Park.
“I am aware of Brazil currently is not in a good place with COVID,” Ricciardo said.
“I think, if we were scheduled to go there this weekend, then yeah, I’m pretty convinced it would be up in the air.
“For now, they’re kind of on the hope that by then things settle down, but if it’s still as it is then that race could potentially be in question.
“They’re obviously keen on 23 [races] this year. A bit like last year, I’m sure there are maybe some circuits, call it, that could fill some gaps if some are lost.
“We’ll see, maybe a double-header in Australia!
“If there is any, let’s say, form of quarantine when we get there, to do a double-header at least would make the time worthwhile."
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