- Daniel Riccardo appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live
- Kimmel warned Aussie not to hit a stripper
- F1 superstar said US women were ‘not shy’
Aussie superstar Daniel Ricciardo has been warned not to ‘hit a stripper’ by TV host Jimmy Kimmel as Formula 1 makes its long-awaited return to Las Vegas.
The sport will shortly descend on Vegas for perhaps the most highly-anticipated race in Formula One history, and Ricciardo has returned to late night US TV to promote the penultimate outing of the year.
Kimmel, who grew up in Las Vegas, knows ‘Sin City’ very well and had some advice for the 34-year-old AlphaTauri driver.
‘You gotta be careful though because you know, there are people with like Margaritas and uh, Daquiries that are like four and a half feet tall,’ the TV host said on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
‘You could easily run somebody over like, just don’t discount that factor, all right? If you see a red light, stop is what I’m saying!’
TV host Jimmy Kimmel warned the popular Aussie driver about hitting strippers in Las Vegas
Ricciardo admitted that women in the US were not shy about admitting they had a crush
Laughing, Ricciardo responded: ‘I guess what you’re saying is there’s 19 others that I have to watch out for but it could be more?’
Kimmel responded: ‘It could be thousands! There could be magicians, there could be strippers walking across.
‘You don’t want to hit a stripper!’
The TV host also asked Ricciardo if women were ‘throwing their bodies’ at him while he’s in the States.
‘I find that they’re certainly not shy to say, ‘I have a crush on you’ — or they will let me know what driver they do have a crush on,’ Ricciardo said.
When asked if Ricciardo thinks women want him to pass it on to the driver,’ he said: ‘Pretty much. And I think they want to know if that’s a good choice or not, so thumbs up or like: ‘Hmm, no’.’
The popularity of F1 in the States has risen dramatically over the last few years in a large part due to Netflix show Drive To Survive.
Ricciardo says a lot more people recognise him now, but some think he’s an actor.
Ricciardo said that a lot of people recognise him now, but some think he’s an actor
Formula 1 will return to Las Vegas for the first time in 41 years next weekend
‘It’s funny because a lot of the time now people will come up to me and say: ‘You were great in the show’,’ Ricciardo said.
‘So my reaction is, do they know I race or do they think I’m an actor? I look at them like ‘thanks’ but I’m kinda second guessing: do they actually know what I do?
‘It’s funny, but it’s really blown up. I try to remind them but I think it goes over their head.’