Daniel RicciardoSeptember 16, 1989
2020 Earnings: $29 million ($27 million salary/prize winnings, $2 million endorsements)
Networth: Estimated $50 million
- Daniel Riccardio has 7 F1 wins and has finished on the podium 29 times. He received the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy in 2014 and the Laureus Breakthrough of the Year in 2015.
- Daniel began karting at 9 years old, as a member of the Tiger Kart Club.
- He is nicknamed the honey badger, which is supposed to be the most fearless creature in the animal kingdom, and may align with his ability to remain cool under pressure.
- Daniel made the decision to move to McLaren from Renault, and will be joining the team in 2021. It is reported that Ricciardo will take a fairly significant pay cut for doing so.
- The Australian driver auctioned off his race suit earlier this year, and also donated an unspecified amount to help fight the Australian wildfires.