Ricciardo: Even if I go on a massive diet my hip bones aren’t going to change

31 August, 2013

Daniel Ricciardo is the focus of much media attention these days

Daniel Ricciardo is the focus of much media attention these days

Daniel Ricciardo has confirmed recent reports he would be a tight squeeze in the cockpit of the Adrian Newey penned Red Bull RB10 – the team’s 2014 car.

We reported on Thursday that the Australian, the hot favourite to replace countryman Mark Webber at the world champion team, hit a snag this week when he had a seat-fitting in the cockpit of the 2014-spec racing machine.

Red Bull designer Newey is known for his tight-fitting cars, and European media reports claim Ricciardo’s hips are wider than Webber’s and Sebastian Vettel’s.

“It’s not my arse per se,” the 24-year-old told the Telegraph.

“Even when I signed for Toro Rosso we had to do a few seat fits and they did some scans to make that particular part of the cockpit a bit wider, so that we’re not sitting on the actual carbon fibre. I can’t do much about it. Even if I go on a massive diet my hip bones aren’t going to change.”

Daniel Ricciardo tested for Red Bull at Silverstone in January and had no problem fitting into the RB9

Daniel Ricciardo tested for Red Bull at Silverstone in January and had no problem fitting into the RB9

Ricciardo insisted, however, that his hips are not going to hurt his dream of switching to Formula 1′s premier team.

“No chance,” he grinned. “I’d shave my hips if necessary. I might die of blood loss but it would be worth it!”

He is not confirming Webber’s recent cat-out-of-the-bag announcement that he has secured the 2014 seat – but Ricciardo is at least starting to drop big hints.

“Oh ok, I’ll just come out and say it,” he said. “I moved to Monaco last week. There,” said Ricciardo, who has lived in the UK for the last five years.

Moving to the tax-haven is a sure sign that Ricciardo’s income is about to soar. Still, he’s confirming nothing.

“Until something is done I’m not getting too excited,” said the Perth-born driver. “Then if it doesn’t happen I won’t [want to] kill myself.” (GMM)

Subbed by AJN.


  • KC

    He seems like a great guy, the complete opposite of sour-puss Webber. I hope he gets the job.

  • AlonsoFan

    seriously If he os to fat than thats BS. how did Ricardo fit in the RB9 @ Silverstone test in 2013?RBR think all of us suffer from memory loss or are retarded..

  • Lol

    Alonsofan, the article clearly said fitting for the 2014 car which is very different to the 2013 car. And it is his hips, no one said he is too fat.

    So the last few words in your post are ironic.

  • AlonsoFan

    I know that but I was pointing to the fact that RB9 was designed with Vettel and Webber in driving postions and it seemed fined with Daniel so why haven’t they designed the RB 10 with the same considerations.just my opinion.

  • electronic cigartte reviews

    This is the ultimate resource for finding all the latest information on the best electronic cigartte reviews.

  • e-liquid reviews

    This is the ultimate resource for finding all the latest information on the best electronic cigartte reviews.

  • ebfggonhfy

    I’m using it hoping that somehow it will revive some of the soldiers that have given up on my head because I’ve never seen a bald horse,” Spurlock explained. If you have to stay warm, make sure you have a similarly tightfitting hoodie with an ironic statement on the back with you. And now, this brand is, essentially the most well known brands globally. Like I said, I’m jealous. Disse er virkelig popul samt ry med hensyn til lethed og komfort desuden for dig at designe. A pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes is enough to make even the most puttogether woman go a bit crazy!
    ebfggonhfy

Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » appearance » Widgets » and move a widget into Advertise Widget Zone