Daniel Ricciardo has responded in quintessential Daniel Ricciardo style after copping a brutal swipe from Netflix forward of the discharge of season 5 of Drive to Survive.
The extremely standard collection was just lately promoted throughout social media with the names of every episode launched alongside frames from the related episodes.
And seemingly simply as Ricciardo was beginning to recover from the ache of a disastrous 2022 season at McLaren, Netflix selected to stay the boot in, selling the Ricciardo-focused episode seven of the upcoming season as ‘Good Guys End Final’.
It was a brutal jab on the Aussie F1 star, who, whereas undoubtedly being some of the standard drivers within the sport, has struggled immensely on the monitor since leaving Pink Bull in 2018.
In his 2022 season for McLaren, the 33-year-old’s greatest end was fifth-placed on the Singapore Grand Prix as he managed simply 37 factors throughout the entire marketing campaign.
Ricciardo subsequently had his contract terminated early by McLaren, and might be changed in 2023 by Aussie younger gun Oscar Piastri.
Nonetheless, Ricciardo, who’ll return to Pink Bull as a reserve driver in 2023, was clearly in no temper for wallowing in his personal self-pity as he took to Instagram with a cheeky response to Netflix and their savage writers.
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“A minimum of I’m a great bloke,” the eight-time Grand Prix winner wrote in reply to F1’s Instagram publish in regards to the episode title.
His response rapidly racked up greater than 80,000 likes as F1 star confirmed as soon as once more why he’s the folks’s champion.
In the meantime, Ricciardo’s transfer to Pink Bull as a reserve, rejecting race seat gives at smaller groups Williams and Haas, has been roundly criticised throughout the F1 paddock.
Journalist Will Buxton stated: “I’d argue he stands to achieve nothing.”
Former World Champion Jenson Button additionally criticised the transfer, saying he was taking an enormous gamble on a “group the place he thinks he can get a seat for 2024, in any other case it’s sport over since you get forgotten after a 12 months in F1.”
Regardless of Ricciardo’s projected A$36 million in earnings in 2023 off the again of his McLaren payout and Pink Bull deal, his supervisor insists “none of that is about ego or unachievable calls for.”
“That is a few man who was dealt a nasty hand, now discovering the proper subsequent alternative.”
The fifth season of Drive to Survive might be launched on Netflix in Australia at 7pm AEDT on Friday, February 24.