Daniel Ricciardo will design a tattoo for Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul after securing the group’s first podium since returning to Components One on the Eifel Grand Prix.
Ricciardo completed third on the Nurburgring for his first podium since profitable the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix for Purple Bull. Renault had not completed within the high three since returning to F1 as a producer group in 2016.
“It is actual,” Ricciardo stated when requested concerning the tattoo after the race. “It may occur.”
The Australian driver just isn’t certain what the tattoo will seem like simply but.
“We’ll need to do some pondering now, however most likely will probably be one thing to do with me, however I feel with a German flavour. That is clearly the place we did it. A bit of tip of the hat to one thing conventional in Germany as effectively.”
Ricciardo stated he had an added appreciation for the rostrum end given how lengthy it had been.
“It has been some time! And truly, to be trustworthy, it seems like the primary podium once more. I feel it has been two and a half years or one thing, and yeah the sensation, it is very nice, it is recent.
“I am so, so blissful and clearly to see everybody as effectively. We have all waited a very long time for this. So, yeah, I feel everybody’s going to soak it up.”
Talking in a while Sunday night, Abiteboul defined the bottom guidelines he had set — Ricciardo chooses the design, however he will get to select the dimensions and the placement on his physique.
Abiteboul defined how the guess took place within the first place.
“I do not [have any], it is not likely my fashion, I assume that is why I made that guess. I keep in mind that night time in Silverstone [host of the British Grand Prix], Thursday night in Silverstone final 12 months, the place Daniel was exhibiting me a brand new tattoo that he had.
“I requested him ‘how do you get there? What is the form of psychological journey to get to that sort of tattoo?’ He informed me ‘I used to be simply strolling in entrance of that tattoo place and I believed let’s do one’. OK, all proper. So I believed, let’s do one thing correct. So in the event you do your podium, I am going to do one.
“I am a person of my phrase. I simply want a little bit of time to resolve the dimensions and the placement.”