The Honey Badger is many things, but one thing for certain is that he's the best bloke on the grid. But the best behind the wheel? Quite possibly, if you give the man the right car. 

The 28-year-old Aussie is no stranger to the world of F1, having been with Red Bull Racing's top tier since 2014, meaning we've had plenty an opportunity to observe one of the sporting world's strongest and most lovable personalities. 

Behind his beaming smile, Ricciardo is known not only for his quips and banter but his tendency to steal races from the back of the pack. The man has never actually won a race from the front two rows *Update - DR won in 2018 in Monaco*, making him a default underdog to get behind, even for those who aren't RBR - or even F1 - fanatics at heart.

In no particular order, we've sourced some of Daniel Ricciardo's bloody brilliant one-liners from over the years, and we can't wait for what he has in store for the remainder of the 2018 Formula 1 season.

1. Dan on careers

Aside from the money, glamour, travel, and adrenaline, why did you want to be a racing driver? "Uhhh exactly those things."

2. Dan on highs and lows

"Sport does that. It's up and down and it does kick you in the nuts sometimes I guess, or you feel like it does. Or if you are female it kicks you in... whatever it is." 

3. Dan on failure

"When I saw Max out there I thought, 'aw, hell, ma boy's done it again!'" - spoken in his best Texan accent reflecting on Max Verstappen's DNF at the 2016 US GP.

4. Dan on taking chances

“Sometimes you’ve gotta just lick the stamp and send it.”

5. Dan getting existential

"I'm kind of not sure if my name is Daniel, David, Darren. I don't really know anything anymore. Like Zoolander, where he looks into the puddle, 'who am I?' Is it the puddle? Yeah. Anyway. What did you ask me?"


6. Dan on culture

“Top o’ the mornin’ to you Graham...Oh, you're Scottish! I’ve wanted you to ask me a question all weekend. I was waiting to say that and I blew it. Viva Scotland!”

7. Dan on hurdles

Ted Kravitz: “What do you have to do to get a break?” Dan: “Have a kit-kat.”

8. Dan on shoey science

"If the Champagne is cold, then it tastes good. Normally on the podium, it's cold so you don't get all the flavours but if it's warm, then you get the sweat and all that through it... the cold taste kills the bad stuff."  

9. Dan on dressing for the occasion

"You've tied your bow tie well." "Nah, it's one of those fake ones isn't it."

10. Dan on Max

"I wish I had Max's hair. Not his pubic hair though."

The Monaco Grand Prix kicks off May 27th at 23:10 AEST.