Notification Settings

Subscribe to one or all notification sources from this one place.


Subscribe to our newsletter to get the day's top stories sent directly to you.

F1 driver buys rival temporary tattoo of himself for Secret Santa

Daniel Ricciardo seemed to see the funny side of Fernando Alonso’s gift.

McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo was given a temporary tattoo representing one of his Formula One rivals as part of the paddock’s Secret Santa.

Alpine racer and two-time world drivers’ champion Fernando Alonso drew the Australian and initially appeared uncertain what to buy him.

However, Ricciardo seemed happy enough with his eventual gift, which brought smiles to the faces of the drivers and reporters alike.

“Fernando just got me for Secret Santa, and along with a nice bottle of red, he also got me some temporary Fernando tattoos!” said Ricciardo ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

“I was going to flex but I don’t know what that would do to Fernando’s head.”

The two were spotted sharing a laugh about the present in a media area, with Ricciardo telling the Spaniard: “It’s beautiful, it’s really beautiful.”

Ricciardo goes into the final race of the season eighth in the championship, while Alonso is 10th.

Both are former team-mates of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, the two drivers who will battle for the title at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Most Read

Most Read

Sorry, we are not accepting comments on this article.

Top Stories

More from the Shropshire Star

UK & International News