Formula 1 Driver Daniel Ricciardo Breaks Down Racing Movies | GQ Sports

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Formula 1 Driver Daniel Ricciardo Breaks Down Racing Movies | GQ Sports

hey everyone I’m Daniel Ricciardo this is my fake microphone I’m a Formula One driver and this is the breakdown this is jeiza thunder as a child this is probably my most watched film yeah Tom Cruise Ozzy Nicole Kidman you’re kiddin I loved all the car scenes obviously it was like a bit of romance as well which is a young kid he’s moving very aggressively so yeah like we do talk to our like we call it race engineer but it’s like that level of conversation is is it’s a little theatrical but we will I will go back and forth a bit but it’s more like a few words at a time are they conversating you definitely like push the boundaries sometimes and if you’re going kind of back and forth with a driver through the race and if he if you feel he’s kind of push the limits with you and had been a bit dirty then if you get a chance to look like repay the favor you might squeeze him and yeah there’s like little subtle ways you can do it which the drivers know exactly what’s going on it doesn’t happen to that extent at least in f1 I’ll push the limit but I’ll never put another driver on danger because I think that’s just that respect that you have for one another brother so Black Flag is basically you’ve done something dirty illegal something like really wrong and a black flag is a signal that you have to come in the pits and your race is over so they’re basically disqualifying you from the race if you get a black flag it hasn’t happened in any race I don’t think I’ve been in normally like and at this level you would expect the drivers to it’s a bit more like uneducated you know like by the time you make it professional you shouldn’t be doing stuff that’s giving you a black flag so I mean shame on rowdy burns all right yeah I mean Tom falls for it rewind please I’ve seen in NASCAR it happens a bit so a lot of the time the driver will signal if he’s got someone right up his bumper he might see what I’m coming in the pits and it just I guess avoids the risk because he has to start slowing down at some point and it gives that I guess the driver behind an opportunity to to move out before he starts falling down so he doesn’t probably run in the back and have a crash so I guess that’s a bit of like a safety / courtesy thing for both of them but in f1 not where so we can’t like you wouldn’t be able to see the other guys hands in the car just the way the cars are designed and built I mean I’ve given guys the finger before whether they’ve seen it they normally said after the fact on TV I enjoy that it gives me a rush he’s got more horsepower than everyone else the way he’s able obviously like pass the back markers effortlessly so back knock is just the guy’s more towards the back like they’ve all got they should all have very similar cars as far as horsepower goes in power output so how he’s able to like come through so easily that’s very dramatized it’s gonna leave a mark normally especially NASCAR they have spotters so if there’s an accident they’ll say okay stay stay hi Carlos so they’ll give him a bit of guidance through through an incident to try and basically get them to avoid there like another pair of eyes for them and so there was no information there and then also called very very brave actually went on the throttle so he accelerated through the danger which I think is something you normally wouldn’t do but because he is the hero in this story it was a very heroic thing from Cole trickle so it kind of spun very quickly and my immediate thought was like there was oil from the accident and the oil caused him to spin like that but why cars like Lewis control it’s at the end of the day you’ve got a lot of horsepower in a race car and only a certain amount of grit coming from the tire and at some point you get a breaking point where the grit the power exceeds the grip for example that’s where like as a race car driver that’s what makes I guess a good one is you kind of find that limit of pushing the tire and and the level of grip you have

to the point where you’re nearly spinning but you’re in control like that the crash scene was very good as far as like the the car rolling and you could hear kind of each impact when it rolled and flipped and then hit hit the tarmac again I mean he rolled like it was kind of it was pretty spectacular but I don’t think they over killed it as well so I think they did quite well with that I mean it’s tough for Cole I’m only laughing because I know Nicole pulls through and he makes sweet love to Nicole Kidman in the hospital up next we got baby driver it’s not right that when he reverses like having like having some accelerator when he like drops the clutch like keeping your ramps high so you’re having some throttle when he drops the clutch that will give him a bit of like will spin and enable him to probably reverse a little bit quicker without stalling so his plan is safe I wish I could listen to music when I race because I reckon I’ll go faster but I got my engineering roaming me out the whole time so drifting so you can see like what helps a drift I guess in his case now like so if you ripped the handbrake up that works on the rear wheels we call it in racing we call it oversteer turning too much that you’ll like catching the rear of the car and so what the handbrake can do and as they showed it locks the rear so if you turn and rip the handbrake and it kind of keeps the front pivoted and just brings the rear round so it brings the rear out and then it kind of you can already get it to that point then you can drop the handbrake you’re kind of already in the slide and then you can just manage it with like your throttle it’s it’s actually quite hard to explain but um if you can do that like you’re you’re good like you’ve got a good feeling of the car and it’s like I guess it’s like it on a motorbike someone who does like a wheelie will stand they get that balance point and then they can feel it and just and hold that and it’s a little bit like a slide in a car you kind of hit a little bit of a balance point and you can just play with a little bit of steer in the throw so you can get in like tighter spaces better if you’re good sort of like dodging traffic in his case drifting is not a bad thing [Applause] a tight turn cut in front of the truck there whatever hand brakes a little bit of a slide cut in so I just like enabled him to like cut the angle by just quickly sliding the rear out pivoting in and the cop couldn’t react quick enough I’m really gonna lie to my audience here I’ve never done that but that was pretty cool quick like jerk or yank of the steering wheel handbrake and that’s given him like a real quick slide but then to control that he’s done pretty good I was just I’ll given that I’ve never done it see that so that’s like a what we call a hairpin so like a 180 if he’d like drove that normally he wouldn’t have been able to create will turn the car on such an acute angle what was quite cool there is because he had so much forward momentum when he’s like ripped the handbrake he’s accelerating but the momentum still pushing him backwards and then the tires find enough grip and traction and then driving forward that kind of sequence of still like rolling backwards and then slingshotting forward that’s that’s pretty cool does he have a flat tire not very real answers done a lot of until now but that’s not happening good soundtrack though it’s good movie he’s got he’s got some good drift tires on I doubt that service running stops if it did they would be gone or he’ll be having like big flat spots so because he’s ripped the handbrake so many times like the rears are locked and they’re sliding so you’re shaving rubber off one certain patch of the tire the car would be like good attitude ooh that’s very cool like the Flying V Mighty Ducks I’m driving people female or friends I don’t really because when you drive fast actually it can be quite uncomfortable like if you’re cornering like you’ve seen in the backseat actually John and easie is it John that’s his name right yeah John Andy so they’re like you know getting thrown around so it’s always more comfortable for the driver because you know what move you’re gonna make and you’ve got the steering wheel kind of to hold you as well unless the person is prepared for you to drive fast it’s normally not that comfortable because they like getting thrown around so I’ve actually just focus on first thing is make sure there’s a good soundtrack good music and then just be smooth be smooth

and make it just a beautiful bride get to your destination and then then you can let loose on the foot in the club up next the fast and the furious as kids like we would made my friends would like take the piss out of this like we loved it it’s it’s so exaggerated but it’s so great [Applause] see for me that was like that was unnecessary because it didn’t really make sense because he’s at such a low speed already I think kind of like the car like swerves and it I commit like actually emphasize he was going quite slow like it looked it didn’t really look good that was weird but also yeah they take off like 1 2 3 4 hit out of it so their reaction time was terrible vin diesel ways how about we freeze this frame the computer the laptop so there’s so many sensors on a race car all that data you’re getting will tell you you know engine temperatures how this is how that is it can be used for reliability for the the engineers to just check that everything’s fine and if we got a problem for them to then quickly address it if it can be addressed like I’m not kidding you on an f1 car as I’m actually guessing but I want to say there’s like a thousand census like it’s insane no so we do not have not I didn’t know nice exist until I saw this beautiful movie and then naturally everyone was nice it was like I didn’t have my license said it was like how can we get a bottle of nos in our car that deceleration you feel it all on her neck and actually pull showed it quite bravely when he pushed the nos neck went back he needs to do neck training before this film he should have had some absolute neck training but yeah as a race car driver so like with f1 a lot of us a lot of people talk about our neck like we don’t thick necks and g-forces so a lot of the force so when you brake you get a lot of like I guess negative G’s so everything’s throwing you forward so you need to support all that all that force and hold your neck up basically so we do a lot of neck training to support that otherwise it’s like just massive whiplash my heart rate is peaking right now I just firstly I feel sorry for ja rule like Monaco it’s so good winnings winning roads close beats Wi-Fi on the way home it’s so good up next Talladega Nights all right so where they did it wrong all that race gear is fireproof like Nomex material I think that’s that’s what it’s called but it’s it’s a fibrous material I haven’t been in this situation I don’t ever wish to be but I think you can like still be on fire but it doesn’t show like the flame immediately so like it can kind of you could still be burning some somehow so like the marshals should have extinguished him regardless so shame on them for letting my dear Ricky Bobby whether he was or not is let’s this besides the point my crews also they should have contained him he’s had like head trauma from that accident they should have let him run around like that his marshals around like all the track so I guess they’ll don’t go that would like as soon as I could because I’ll be unlike some points of the tracks that he’ll get like the quickest access and then there’ll be docks as well the suitors like so if doc saw it was like bad dog don’t go straight away and I’m the track the track would be like the yellow flags which mean like slow down so that would probably take the risk of just going on track as soon as they could even if the other cars are still on we would all slow down if we saw a big accident so we wouldn’t put the marshals in risk yeah they’ll go and if there is a fire get the extinguishers on a straightaway and try and make contact with the driver try to get like a thumbs up or something that they they’re conscious and be there okay but how did he get down to his underwear that fast I love these Underpants I want to say that were probably from like Second World War they look pretty prehistoric ever sir race cars have what we called five-point harness so you have like crunch crunch builds which like come through your crotch and then like they come around to your waist and all that and he’s under parents with baggy when you get the crunch ones done up tight

you want everything to be kind of streamlined I’m not convinced those underpanties aware he’s kind of keep things streamlined so he’s at risk of getting a nut caught in a belt but he’s got bigger issues right now he’s on fire up next is driven I saw this when it was at the cinemas and I’m going very personal here I was very uncomfortable for the last probably half hour of the movie because I didn’t want to leave my seat but I for whatever reason I think I drank too much frozen coke or something I had to pee so so so bad like I was on the verge of pissing my pants during this movie so the last half hour might be a blur I don’t really get why they like the shift in the accelerating on the throttle like I get that people you know like viewers will watch that and be like oh yeah he’s accelerating like he’s trying to go fast I don’t actually know what they had back then because at one point in time for sure they had three pedals so accelerator brake and clutch and they had like stick shift but for a while now we’ve had so I weave we lost the clutch pedal so we’ve just got two pedals accelerator brake and all the the gears are on the steering wheel so up and down shift like paddle shift like the cars are real like the cars they’re showing like one of the guys there was Chip Ganassi on the pit wall like that’s his car the target car like he’s a proper team owner and all that so the cars they’re showing a real but the pedals and all that I’m not convinced the whole like wheel thing is I don’t know what they’re trying to show like a quick a quick maneuver I guess at those speeds as well like to turn the wheel that fast like you’re gonna you have a chance of spinning because like with that speed and that quick that quicker movement there’s a chance that yeah you’re gonna break the grip so race engineer a lot of the time they’ll be giving I guess it’s feedback some advice some instructions so feedback might be your first sector so a laps normally broken off into like three sectors so you might say your first sector is great you can improve second sector so think about like maybe braking trying to push your braking point three meters later for turn 10 and see you see how that goes braking point yes so basically in how we break up a race track is to say there’s 20 corners and when you approach a corner the first thing you do is you obviously you’re accelerating if it’s a straight but then the first thing to do the first thing you act on normal is breaking so you pick out your braking point so it’s like a reference and because we go so fast you need to pick up references on the circuit to kind of improve your accuracy so it might be like a little sign on the track it might be a taller piece of grass or something on the side but that would be your reference kind of find your limit of breaking so so a breaking point is essentially that the moment you break for the corner and it’s it’s a reference which will pick on the wrong circuit rewind please like how is able to pass him so easily it’s like yeah I forgot to go all the way on the throttle yeah I’m gonna do that now so I can pass him and again like if these guys are that competitive like if they’re if they’re so close to each other on skill level and all that normally you’re not gonna pass a guy that effortlessly and the first move actually where I’m where he passed him it was kind of I think on like a left right and I like kind of chicane that was also not a realistic corner where he would pass him like it wasn’t it was kind of a one line corner I got a lot of beef with this right now up next American Graffiti I like it already the hell are you doing in there yeah she’s going with me let’s go let’s go back so Harrison is blinded by love so everyone knows in a racecar wait wait saving is crucial full of the lung cars are pretty much built out of carbon fiber because carbon fiber is yes is strong but it’s very lightweight so like weight saving is everything that’s why we as drivers as well have to be super light because basically weight slows you down so Harrison you will get her after the race if you win your chance of winning now is tarnished because you’re carrying more weight silly Harrison who is that guy is he supposed to be chief nerd what is going on a little win on the grass I don’t know

about you’re driving on the street you should not lose control in a straight line in a road car like if it’s a drag car with like a thousand horsepower maybe that shouldn’t happen whether it’s an old car or not it shouldn’t I mean this skinny wheels I’ll give it that they’re very skinny tires they’re not offering much grip but in a straight line still could have been his cowboy hat it could have he slid down that way you know where the girl was sitting passenger seat right side she rolled the car idiot stop brother I don’t know where the fire came from in the first place but anyway it can happen but it happens too much in movies it’s Hollywood thanks for watching everyone that’s been the breakdown was emotional thanks for enjoying it with me