Daniel Ricciardo will finally get his prize at the US GP in Austin, Texas, this weekend after winning his bet with McLaren boss Zak Brown.
Australian deal with brown That if he were to achieve the podium in his first season with the team, he would get to drive a car from Brown’s personal collection.
Ricciardo, 32, had his eye on Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s 1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR.
Brown agreed to the stakes at the season’s inaugural Bahrain Grand Prix, saying ‘get us that podium, and the drive is all yours’.
After Ricciardo’s win at the Italian GP last month, Brown has honored his word, Tweet ‘A deal is a deal’.
He’ll get his chance in Austin this weekend with a one-off race at the famous motor.
Earnhardt was a NASCAR veteran, winning 76 Winston Cup races during his four-decade career.
He is the only driver in NASCAR history to have won one race every decade.
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Earnhardt drove for most of his career with number three on his car – Ricciardo’s racing number – before suffering a fatal crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500 in 2001.
Ricciardo’s win at Monza was his first Grand Prix win in a season with Aston Martin since Monaco in 2018.
The win was his eighth first in Formula 1, with his debut in Canada in 2014.
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The McLaren driver is currently eighth in the drivers’ standings with 95 points, ahead of teammate Lando Norris in fourth on 145 points.
Ricciardo gave F1 fans one of the highlights of the season when he celebrated his victory in a . celebrated with ‘Shui’ after Italian Grand Prix.
Fans roared as he performed the classic Australian celebration of downing a drink from his shoes on the podium with his McLaren teammate Norris.