Saturday 10 December 2016

Watch: The extremely cringy moment Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo humiliated himself after disastrous Irish impression

Published 01/08/2016 | 10:34

Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo drinks champagne from a shoe after the race. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo drinks champagne from a shoe after the race. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo was left horribly red faced as he offered up an embarrassing response to a question he believed was coming from an Irish reporter in the post race press conference following Sunday’s German Grand Prix.

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Ricciardo was high on adrenalin after his second place finish at Hockenheim, while the Australian may also have taken on board a little too much post-race champagne as he giggled his way through his media duties.

“Top of the morning to ya,” he shouted at a reporter when a question came his way, with Ricciardo clearly believing he had found the perfect rhetoric to greet what he believed to be an Irish journalist. 

Yet he was quickly put in his place as the bemused reporter confirmed he was Scottish, with the fumbling Ricciardo offering a few half-baked apologies for his error.

He went on to reveal he had been waiting all weekend to unveil his “joke”, but we would suggest Ricciardo should revise his comedy material before inflicting any more of it on the world next time Danny.

You can check out his humiliating fall from grace here:

 

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