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

February 10, 2020

-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.


  • Reply james pond February 8, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    No, you cannot drive upside down in a Formula car. Downforce does not negate gravity.

  • Reply Jawn Lam February 8, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    I'm a simple man. I see an F1 driver on an American show and I click "play."

  • Reply USMCLP February 8, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    1:30 Lmao obvious Kimi impersonation.

  • Reply L. K. February 8, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    I have zero interest in racing or motor sports but found this Netflix series really fascinating.

  • Reply TheLuv4tankian February 8, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    So happy to see F1 get some recognition in the states!!

  • Reply Thongminlien Kuki February 8, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Daniel "AVOCADO"🥑- The sunshine in a dark track!!

  • Reply Michelle Ghazy February 8, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Daaaaamn Daniel!!😍

  • Reply Brandy H February 8, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    That Smile 😍😍😍😍His charisma is infectious💕💕

  • Reply Benni Boop February 8, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    What a sweetie pie! It makes him that much more ah-dorabe!😍

  • Reply Stev Rex February 8, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    ricciardo is not in any manner considered one of the best drivers in F!. He is at best a journeyman.

  • Reply 84sanderos February 8, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    He seems to be a really nice guy, but..he is actually a lifetime away from being one of the best F1 drivers.

  • Reply I-Love-CO Mountains February 8, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Trevor had to end the interview because he was at full mast

  • Reply sziang sziang February 8, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    When they talked about driving the car upside down, can't help but think about Mario kart

  • Reply Fauler Perfektionist February 8, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    Formula 1 coach shares his winning strategy:
    "Well, at this point, the plan is just to drive fast."

  • Reply Fauler Perfektionist February 8, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Now just how would one identify hips that lie? Do they start saying things like, "We're actually shoulders?"

  • Reply RAL5210 February 8, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    Was it just me, or was there sexual tension between them?

  • Reply DeGrate1896 February 8, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    It is fun seeing Trevor interviewing folks he likes. But don't get in that car, Trevor.

  • Reply Grandtz Entertainment February 8, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    😩😩 i just can't drive below 90. How the heck people manage to drive slowly, i need some help

  • Reply Novux February 9, 2020 at 12:01 am

    This is the guy you turn into when you decide to enjoy life. My god this guy is goals 😍

  • Reply Saleh Aboutaama February 9, 2020 at 12:38 am

    Just found out that this particular video is the video number 2020 of the channel.

  • Reply Timothy Bryant February 9, 2020 at 12:39 am

    Hello gorgeous! Both of you!!

  • Reply Seat Bedzeti February 9, 2020 at 12:40 am

    His from sunshine i wouldn't give him a push bike

  • Reply samuel fitzpatrick February 9, 2020 at 12:51 am

    Rickie ardo 💥💥🔥🔥🔥💥💥🔥🔥🌋🔥💣🔥💥💣

  • Reply Wayne Latiff February 9, 2020 at 1:50 am

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

  • Reply George Lucas February 9, 2020 at 2:20 am

    Shakira's horrible voice get's you in the ditch.

  • Reply Janice Green February 9, 2020 at 2:34 am

    Good show

  • Reply Hyperopiate February 9, 2020 at 2:49 am

    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/.

  • Reply CableTelcontar February 9, 2020 at 3:03 am

    2 F1 fans talking to a crowd with no idea about F1

  • Reply Tom Mack February 9, 2020 at 3:33 am

    Noah being a little fan boy is so cute. These two would make a great bromance. Kinda like Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel.

  • Reply Alexis Luna February 9, 2020 at 3:39 am

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

  • Reply G G February 9, 2020 at 3:43 am

    If these two are or were gay then this is a start of a lovely relationship. Lol

  • Reply Zara K February 9, 2020 at 3:56 am

    Soo.. I need my future husband to have his smile.

  • Reply Bobby Markham February 9, 2020 at 4:10 am

    Your a fucking hack @trevor noah

  • Reply Pierre Zidor February 9, 2020 at 4:16 am

    Am I the only one with the feeling that he lied when he said he sings when racing cars…?

  • Reply Noob Saibot February 9, 2020 at 4:21 am

    upside down you say..

  • Reply vobrasolo February 9, 2020 at 4:26 am

    Daniel Ricciardo aka MR Shoey!

  • Reply Swade February 9, 2020 at 4:41 am

    "Lets let Vin Diesel drive first" lol

  • Reply Phoenix Uprising February 9, 2020 at 4:41 am

    Serious question: Is Formula 1 the same as Nascar?

  • Reply Filip V February 9, 2020 at 4:53 am

    In my times Michael Shumacher was number one for years.

  • Reply ScreenQueen813 February 9, 2020 at 5:09 am

    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!

  • Reply Michael Scofield February 9, 2020 at 5:17 am

    Where can I get one of those coffee mugs?! I've been looking for one for months

  • Reply Cm1 Jon February 9, 2020 at 5:19 am

    Not into Formula One, but after seeing this interview I’m interested! Cute and funny 😁

  • Reply MAZINKAIFER February 9, 2020 at 5:43 am

    And now they new idea for F10 tráiler driving a F1 car on a tunnel !! Inverted!

  • Reply Lucy Ravenclaw February 9, 2020 at 5:58 am

    The fact that Trevor loves F1 makes me love him more 😍

  • Reply Trek Time February 9, 2020 at 5:59 am

    I see Ricciardo, I like 👍🏼

  • Reply Ash Tapiwa February 9, 2020 at 5:59 am

    Answer the question Trevor, do your hips lie?

  • Reply Akmal Ibrahim February 9, 2020 at 6:10 am

    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.

  • Reply Fake Wei February 9, 2020 at 6:11 am

    Shoey anyone?

  • Reply IN KINGDOM HEART KINGDOM FAITH IS KINGDOM WORKS February 9, 2020 at 6:33 am

    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.

  • Reply Nakul Naik February 9, 2020 at 6:51 am

    5:47 We all know that he meant France by "boring".

  • Reply J Zero February 9, 2020 at 6:51 am

    Not gonna lie Formula 1: Drive to Survive really got me into watching Formula 1 lol.

  • Reply Paul ANTONESCU February 9, 2020 at 7:01 am

    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.

  • Reply Ducky Hoodman February 9, 2020 at 7:27 am

    the world needs more positive and happy people like Riccardo!

  • Reply saddist1Gtown February 9, 2020 at 7:31 am

    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.

  • Reply crazeekiwi1 February 9, 2020 at 7:36 am


  • Reply Dustin Charles February 9, 2020 at 7:44 am

    People ask me what F1 is, and I'm just baffled by that. It's the best ground motorsport on Earth, imo.

  • Reply Xavier Mehrez February 9, 2020 at 8:20 am

    He is struggling to hold back his jokes.. 😀

  • Reply cameron taylor February 9, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Holy f*ck! He is HOOOOTTTTTT 😍🤪😋😚🤩

  • Reply J Luna February 9, 2020 at 9:20 am

    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

  • Reply heaventje February 9, 2020 at 9:36 am

    He is so ador(k)able.

  • Reply Rocky February 9, 2020 at 10:11 am

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

  • Reply yndianna February 9, 2020 at 10:30 am

    He got you Trevor 🤣Daniel Ricciardo has an amazing smile 😍

  • Reply Alish Awasthi February 9, 2020 at 11:07 am

    00:20 Daniel was like “am I”???😂🤣
    Avocado is so cute.

  • Reply cursed video February 9, 2020 at 11:49 am

    I like the part of his career when he smiles

  • Reply One Man February 9, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    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.

  • Reply Joe Kerry February 9, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Got a few favorite drivers he's one.

  • Reply ajwasp February 9, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Daniel should get Botas's seat.

  • Reply Zenny Saints February 9, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    That's a Patek Philippe Nautilus gold Daniel Ric's wearing 😎 didn't know he had that 🙄

  • Reply HerrPoopschitz February 9, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    Surprised the shoey topic didnt come up. Perfect comedy fodder.

  • Reply Ian Fan February 9, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Lando's next

  • Reply Hus 9 February 9, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    If you want to see the best of Daniel Ricciardo; then search for the Monaca Qualifing 2018

  • Reply Adrienne Boullianne February 9, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    be still, my beating heart…he will become a big celeb…i can see him as a headliner in a great movie

  • Reply Rin Yuli February 9, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    What about the gesture in 1:56 mean?

  • Reply R Robin February 9, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    EV racers! Allow EVs to race! That would be excellent 👍😁

  • Reply Michael Woodsdale February 9, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    So pumped F1 is getting more popular in the states

  • Reply KiwiFin February 9, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    So awesome to see Dan on the show! Thank you Daily Show! Huge fan of F1….massive fan of Dans!

  • Reply Levis Ryan February 9, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Damn he's a looker

  • Reply blue4me43 February 9, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Great interview, Love Daniel Ricciardo's smile and yes he is one of my Fav F1 driver too.

  • Reply Griever February 9, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    They should have talked about the shoey 😂

  • Reply Hey There February 9, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    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

  • Reply Rod Bruce February 9, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Literally the happiest man on the planet.

  • Reply B Avery February 9, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    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"…

  • Reply Computing Info February 9, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    I'm really glad that, I watched Top Gear. Jeremy Clarkson introduced me to F1 through their interviews.

  • Reply Moss Stirling February 10, 2020 at 12:40 am


  • Reply Rohan Iyer February 10, 2020 at 12:44 am

    Daniel and Charles at Ferrari would be sick

  • Reply Hank Chinaski February 10, 2020 at 1:06 am

    its the country,mostaustralians are like this, thats why we love em, STRAYA

  • Reply GlobalTruthNet February 10, 2020 at 1:17 am

    Trevor: You should drive an F1 upside down.

    Ricciardo: Let's let Vin D-

    Ken Block has entered the chat.

  • Reply Spike Spiegel February 10, 2020 at 3:40 am

    I wish more people in the US watched F1, it's a great sport. Hopefully this Netflix show will continue to help it grow. Daniel is awesome, he makes the sport better just because of his super genuine personality.

  • Reply Spike Spiegel February 10, 2020 at 3:44 am

    1:25 Trevor is lowkey talking about Kimi 🙂

  • Reply StoneThug Music February 10, 2020 at 4:49 am

    Always Interesting Always Great Reporting

  • Reply Perhaps 78745 February 10, 2020 at 5:51 am

    Sad how media wants to spread fake rumors that Trevor "Abandoned" his mother. And twist her words about how hurt she was by finding out he was in the country from social media into something so dramatically betraying.

  • Reply Lizzie Banyan February 10, 2020 at 6:16 am

    When my kid was 3, the lyrics were, "Oh baby when you talk like that you make my jelly turn to fat."
    Lol. True story

  • Reply rhymingreason February 10, 2020 at 6:27 am

    It's adorable how he's looking to the audience so much more than at Trevor… He's not used to the chat-show format, he's more about addressing the fans!

  • Reply The Murph February 10, 2020 at 7:04 am

    Lol I have no doubt they were talking about Kimi Raikonen when they were talking about the serious drivers but Kimi is just known to just want to drive and he doesn’t really care about interviews which is ironic cause that’s the reason people love him and me being one of them

  • Reply LYDIA VALERIE February 10, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Trevor Noah is so pretty, but Ricardo is so pretty too

  • Reply John Ulicky February 10, 2020 at 10:52 am

    When I drive fast – SLAYER🤟

  • Reply parlmc February 10, 2020 at 10:59 am

    nice episode of the Daily Show with Daniel Ricciardo!
    and that Trevor Noah guy is good, too

  • Reply Valayar Checkpost February 10, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Psst…Donald Trump is still president 😄

  • Reply sabrena hamdan February 10, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    He looks like a Disney Prince…..

  • Reply Robert Simene February 10, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    Daniel Avocado

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