Daniel Ricciardo – Rising to the Challenge in “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” | The Daily Show


-Welcome to The Daily Show.
-Thanks. W… This is so, so, so good
having you here. Uh, I’ve been a fan
of Formula One my entire life. I know most Americans
are like, “What is that?” -(laughter) -Mm-hmm.
-But now that is changing. And I think a lot of it has
to do with this new show on Netflix. Ha-Have you felt the change
in your life? Because you-you…
you were one of… It is… it’s not even
an exaggeration to say. You are one
of the best drivers– not of just that–
of, like, drivers in the world. -Like, that’s who you are.
-Yeah. I guess. -(laughter) -Thanks.
-Well, not “like.” You are. -Yeah. I guess. Uh, no, I am.
-(laughter) I’m very, very modest. Um… Judging by
the-the audience here, I-I definitely feel
the, um, F1’s becoming… It’s-it’s become much more
of a thing here in the States. -Yeah. -You know, Drive
to Survive put it on the map. Um, and it’s been cool.
You know, I spent a bit of time in the States,
and up until a year ago, not really anyone would say “hi”
to me. Um, not-not in a bad way,
but rec-recognize… (laughter) -Recognize me for…
for being an F1 driver. -Right. And now it’s all,
“Yeah, we saw you on Netflix. It was great.
Drive to Survive.” And, um…
and we touched on it before. You know, we wear helmets,
so not really many people can see our face
a lot of the time, so putting a name…
or a face to a name– -is that what you say?
-Yeah, yeah, yeah. The face to the name. And I think a face
to the sport as well. One thing that I know a lot
of people have loved about you in the show is getting to know
Daniel Ricciardo. So, I mean, those
who know you in the sport, like, a lot of people refer
to you as the Clown Prince. -You know? They’ll be like…
-(laughter) No, they go like…
’cause you’re also one of the most charismatic drivers. A lot of the drivers are
very serious. They’re like, “I drive.”
You know? That’ll be, like, the interview.
They’re be like, “What do you like?”
“The car was fast. We drive.” -(laughter)
-You’re always making jokes. Like, a race won’t go well,
you’ll-you’ll take it and be like,
“I’m gonna get faster,” but you always make a joke
about it, you have fun with it. Is that… is that
because you’re Australian? (laughter)
-Is that because of your fam… No, I really want to know,
like, why you’re so… so chilled and still so good. Uh, well, firstly,
I think those others that… are a little bit, um…
like that, -Yeah.
-they don’t help the sport. They don’t help it, and, uh,
no, I think, you know, for me, I’ve… I think growing up
in Australia, you know, growing up with sunshine
and, uh, you know, live close to the beach,
it’s-it’s kind of just, uh, I don’t know,
it turns your personality -into a bit of happiness.
-Yeah. -(laughter) And I’m doing, like, I’m
doing my dream job, you know? -And it’s…
-Right. you have to be reminded
sometimes. You know, you get so competitive
and sometimes so caught up in it that you do forget, like,
a little bit of perspective. And, uh, it is my dream job–
like, I travel the world to drive cars in circles,
which is pretty awesome, so… -I mean, there’s some turns
here and there, but… -Yeah. Yeah, yeah. You… I mean,
the way you described it made it sound like
a traveling Uber driver, -but that’s not…
-(laughter) I don’t think
that’s what you meant. Because you go around…
there are… For those, like, people
who don’t know the sport, you know, Formula 1 is a sport
where you have the fastest cars, ostensibly, in the world, that
can corner faster than anything. Is it true that
you can drive that car upside down in a tunnel?
I’ve heard this said many times. -Can you?
-Yeah. I’ve never done it. -Um… -But you…
they say you can, right? Yeah. So,
through-through the, um… -It’s called downforce.
-Right. So, the cars are very… um, let’s say
aerodynamically sound that, uh, they-they produce… What is the grip
is a lot of this downforce. -Yes. -So it’s like… the car
is like a vacuum to the track. So I guess at a certain speed, we could pretty much
go upside down in a tunnel, and the vacuum effect
would keep us… -upside down.
-I-I think you should do that. Yeah. It’d be…
It’d make great TV. There needs to be one racetrack -where every car
has to go upside down. -Yeah. -(laughter)
-Let’s… Let’s let… Let’s let Vin Diesel
try it first. (laughter) Um, you-you grew up in a world where you wanted to be
a race car driver. Um, what a lot of people
don’t know about this sport is how hard it is
to get into the sport, how hard it is
to stay in the sport. You have so few drivers who are
competing for every single spot. The story that we saw about you
is really interesting, you know,
because you were at Red Bull. You-you were having
a really successful season, and then you decided to take
a chance and move to Renault. They were changing their car.
They were changing engines. They were changing, really,
what they were doing, and you took this chance. Like, is that, like,
challenging as a driver? ‘Cause it’s not just you
but it’s also the car, as well. Is that… Is that ever,
like, a tough situation to be in as a race car driver
where it’s, like, your talent
versus the car’s talent? Yeah, absolutely. That’s…
You know, there’s… It’s probably the one thing
I-I dislike about my chosen profession,
you know? It’s-it’s… Unfortunately,
it’s not like tennis where you can only blame
the racket so much, you know? -It’s-it’s pretty much…
-(laughter) I mean, some-some like
to smash the racket a few times. But, uh, anyway, um, there…
You know, it is… There is a lot of equipment. It is
a very equipment-dependent… But, you know,
that’s-that’s the sport. And then, you know,
your-your job is to try and put yourself
in the best team -to give you the best equipment.
-Yeah. But, uh, it’s-it’s like a technology, you know, battle, um, with the manufacturers. And it’s-it’s crazy. But, you know,
I think to get on the grid -and there’s, you know,
20 drivers… -Right. Um, that’s obviously
an achievement in itself, but then you obviously want
to be the best and-and get yourself at the top. You’ve seen yourself
on the podium multiple times. You know,
you’ve had opportunities to pop the champagne
and celebrate. I can’t imagine
what that feeling must be like. I’ve always wanted to know
though, as an F1 driver, how do you drive in real life? (laughter) Like, if I was on the freeway, -would I know that it’s you?
-(chuckles) Or would I be disappointed
to see that it’s you? (chuckles)
Probably disappointed. Um, I-I feel
like you’re all expecting a-a pretty fun answer, but it’s… it’s not. -Uh… -Are you just,
like, a chilled out, -like, just cruise along?
-Yeah. Yeah. -Do you sing in the car?
-Yeah, I do. I feel like you’re singing–
Yeah, you seem -like the “sing in the car”
type. -Yeah. I-I– All I need
is my music in the car, and-and I’m-I’m good. -So, um… And I…
-Do you ever sing -while you’re driving
on the racetrack? -Yeah. -Like, in your head?
-Yeah. -Oh, man. -‘Cause sometimes
the race might be a bit, -like, boring, I guess, so…
-(laughing) I got to entertain myself.
(chuckles) What is the best song you sing
while racing? Like, what is a song where,
like, it just gets you going -when you’re going around?
-Um… Aw, I’m on the spot now.
Uh… ‘Cause, like, I know when I’m–
when I’m driving fast, -I’ll sing Shakira.
-Ooh. Like, always. ♪ Oh, baby,
when you talk like that ♪ ♪ You make a woman go mad ♪ (muttering lyrics)
That’s, like, my… That’s-that’s my thing.
I love it. (cheering and applause) Do you have anything? -I guess the question–
Well, two questions. -Yes. Did you love seeing her
yesterday? -Yeah, yeah, of course.
She was amazing. -And… your hips, do they lie? (laughter) (whooping) (cheering and applause) This interview
just became R-rated, -so we’re gonna have to end it.
-(chuckles) Thank you so much for being
on the show, my friend. Really great to have you here. Season two
of Formula 1: Drive to Survive will be available on Netflix
February 28. You’ll really want to watch
the show. So amazing. Daniel Ricciardo, everybody.

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  1. Mr. Smiley is the one of the coolest drivers in F1. Super chill. I would love to see him win a title one day to bring home for Australia.

  2. Scientist say it’s in our genes our allah swt says we will be tested in that manner if it’s not in our genes how will we be tested🤔😎😂🤲👍

  3. we can test this drive upside down theory with a RC car.
    Ok. One big wing. A car specifically designed to do this. One big spoiler with a electric motor. I can see it

  4. TREVOR……bring more F1 drivers to your show!!! Let Americans to learn how to drive car…..real fast car in the world of motor sport.
    ''MR smiling '' is the house.

  5. I think he just has an outlier personality type for the field he's in.
    I'd imagine that most race car drivers are adrenaline junkies who are not necessarily articulate.

  6. # Lewis Hamilton is the greatest.

    Why didn't Netflix have Lewis Hamilton the 6 times formula 1 champion driver this contract ?
    Riccardo is not even the 4th best in formula 1 drivering.

  7. no Surprise to me no one wants to talk about johnny depp 1 he is male victim 2 its show The stupd metoo hypocrisy and double standard and their stupd believe all whmans and don't fit woke propaganda i see why f e m i n i s t s so scared to talk about female privilege and toxic femininity ha f e m i n i s m is about equality funny old joke

  8. Mr Noah, pls.. pls..pls tell us that you will be hosting The Oscar this year!! 😬 its gonna be worth watching.. 🙏🏼

  9. You can tell when fame hasn't jaded someone's ego; when they actually engage with the audience; and make eye contact as equal humans, instead of "performing in a bubble" during an interview; and making the audience feel /less than/.

  10. The bromance between Lando and Carlos . “The Iceman” Kimi. “The Lion” Max and don’t forget Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton friendship

  11. I prefer the title "King of the Late Brakers" 😉. So happy he was on the show, especially interviewed by an informed F1 fan like Trevor! 🤞🏼👟🍾🏆 this season!

  12. Can't wait for the next Drive to Survive. Previous season had loads of drama.

    Wonder if they'll cover the Haas Rich Energy debacle.

  13. DR, is a HAPPY DUDE AND HE IS A FABULOUS DRIVER. That’s why he unfortunately has missed the bus on the RECRUITING OF A MAN WITH MORALS, INTEGRITY, INTELLIGENCE AND SPORTSMANSHIP. He came into the sport exactly 18 months to late. Now it’s all about money, politics and bloodline or UNCLE,COUSIN AND FAMILY HOOKUPS. Had he CAME IN DURING THE TIME OF THE V-8 was being refueled during the race and pits actually was a pit stop. He came in during the RED BULL DRIVER SPLIT OF MARK WEBBER, SV, and the PIECE OF SHIT MAX VESTAPHEN. For that reason he HAS BEEN UNABLE TO GET INTO THE SEAT OF A CAR AND A TEAM AS THE 1 SEAT.

  14. I actually was very interested to find out how he's so cheerful mm most if the time. He's also profound about being boring about the F1. Great ambassador.

  15. Nice interview.. Ricciardo has always been a standout talent in F1. I hope Trevor does not invite Verstappen on the program. He's boastful, arrogant and thinks he is better than he really is.
    I am a Hamilton fan and a Brit and Verstappen always make poor comments about Hamilton.

  16. 2:00 it makes sense, Kimi is from one of the most coldest countries and is one of those “the car is fast we drive” drivers 😂 maybe sunshine does make one happier

  17. America tou better get with the rest of the world! You have missed out on great races over the years! Sad for Schumacher #prayforschuma

  18. 2 things… 1) racing is not a fking sport to me, the only challenge it offers the body of the driver is fighting sleep. Sports should challenge the body. 2) watching racing is soooo fkin boring. You're just watching cars drive in circles, some passing others. That's even more boring than baseball. But that's just me.

  19. He's the chillest and coolest F1 driver. He's the best smile and is always smiling. He's not been doing good from last couple of years because of the reliability issues of the car, but that doesn't put him down like it does other drivers

  20. Nice, cool guy – I wish him all the best. One thing I've noticed about F! drivers is their physical shape. They're actually shaped like the elongated triangle of the cockpit. Slim up through the hips and then expanding through the core to a powerful chest and shoulders. Like they're manufactured to be "one with the car"…

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