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Daniel Ricciardo gets ‘ridiculous’ tattoo of Lando Norris on his neck

Daniel Ricciardo arrives at Monza with a ‘ridiculous’ tattoo of Lando Norris’ face on his neck… as the Australian appears to put to bed rumours of a rift with his team-mate following his McLaren axing

  • Daniel Ricciardo is set to leave McLaren at the end of the Formula 1 season
  • After being shown the door by McLaren, Ricciardo hasn’t received much sympathy from team-mate Lando Norris
  • This has led to some speculation that the McLaren pair may have fallen out
  • However, Ricciardo showed up to Monza with a tattoo of Norris on his neck
  • His decision to get the tattoo suggests that he has no issue with Norris 

Daniel Ricciardo turned up to a press conference with a ‘ridiculous’ tattoo of McLaren team-mate Lando Norris’ face on his neck ahead of this weekend’s Monza Grand Prix.

Ricciardo has had a difficult season in Formula 1, picking up just 13 points from 15 races and it was announced last month that he will be leaving McLaren at the end of the season. He will be replaced by fellow Australian Oscar Piastri.

Despite his issues on the track, Ricciardo appeared in good spirits in Monza, and it did not take long to notice that he had a surprising tattoo on his neck. When asked why he had Norris’ face tattooed on him, Ricciardo burst into laughter as he struggled to explain his decision.

Daniel Ricciardo had a tattoo of Lando Norris' face on his neck at his Monza press conference

Daniel Ricciardo had a tattoo of Lando Norris’ face on his neck at his Monza press conference

Norris proudly showed off his neck to reporters, but admitted the tattoo looked 'ridiculous'

Norris proudly showed off his neck to reporters, but admitted the tattoo looked ‘ridiculous’

Ricciardo was in good spirits as he sat alongside seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton

Ricciardo was in good spirits as he sat alongside seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton

‘This is ridiculous! I have Lando’s face on my neck,’ he told reporters.

‘Anyway, we did a little thing this morning with the team. He (Norris’ face on the tattoo) looks sunburnt! He’s (Norris) got a few on him as well. You’ll see later, I’m sure.’

Ricciardo’s comments seem to suggest that he and Norris are on good terms after the Brit denied a rift between the pair earlier this week.

Norris had admitted that he was ‘not surprised’ that Ricciardo had been axed by McLaren as he appeared to show little sympathy for his team-mate’s loss of form.

‘It’s not me having a dig or anything but when you look at the results, if you want two people to be at the same level then you’re not surprised,’ Norris said about McLaren’s decision to move on from Ricciardo.  

Norris recently denied falling out with Ricciardo after the Australian was axed by McLaren

Norris recently denied falling out with Ricciardo after the Australian was axed by McLaren

‘People will probably hate for saying it but it’s difficult because I never know if I might encounter that in the future with this car or with a different team or whatever, so I never want to contradict myself going into the future, but I’ve just got to focus on my driving.’

However, he later clarified his comments by insisting that there is no tension between himself and Ricciardo.

‘I want to be friends with as many people as possible, similar to how I am now with Daniel. We get on really well.  

‘For some reason people think otherwise, but this is completely untrue.

‘We have a lot of fun together, we spend a lot of time together. But just things are different, probably because he’s a bit older and he’s into different things,’ he added.


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