‘Thirty minutes – what were you doing in there?’ Hilarious moment Aussie F1 star Daniel Ricciardo goes one up in his prank war with the Ferrari rookie
- Daniel Ricciardo has outdone Ferrari rookie Charles Leclerc during a prank war
- Leclerc, 21, instigated the latest prank war between the pair over Instagram
- However the Renault didn’t let the lighthearted prank go unanswered
Australian Formula 1 racer Daniel Ricciardo has outdone Ferrari rookie Charles Leclerc during a prank war.
Leclerc, 21, instigated the latest battle in the ongoing ‘feud’ between the pair over Instagram.
He started an Instagram story showing Ricciardo sleeping before Leclerc reached out and touched his rival’s nose.
Australian Formula 1 racer Daniel Ricciardo (left) has outdone Ferrari rookie Charles Leclerc (right) during a prank war
‘Hello mate,’ the Monégasque said.
The video was seen by Leclerc’s 2.4 million followers.
However Ricciardo didn’t let the lighthearted prank go unanswered – he later ambushed the Ferrari driver as he got out of the toilet.
As Leclerc stepped out of the bathroom Ricciardo walked up behind him.
‘Thirty minutes man, what were you doing in there,’ Ricciardo asked.
Leclerc started an Instagram story with his face filling up the screen before turning it to 30-year-old Ricciardo (pictured), who was sleeping
The video was shared with the racer’s 2.5 million followers with the caption: ‘I never know what he’s doing.’
Leclerc took a moment to register what had happened before the pair burst into laughter.
During the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday Ricciardo finished in sixth place while Leclerc finished just behind him.
Ricciardo told Channel 4 the racing season so far has been tough.
‘That is where the hate comes in for the sport. It’s a love/hate a lot of the time. It’s hard and it’s frustrating,’ he said.
However the Renault didn’t let the lighthearted prank go unanswered – he later ambushed the Ferrari driver as he got out of the toilet
‘You can prepare as well as you can, come into a weekend and say you feel amazing and the headspace is good then something happens.
‘That’s the part that can really take the wind out of your sails, but fortunately I’m able to sleep it off and wake up the next day and go again.’
He said he knows moping around doesn’t help much, however.
Ricciardo joined the sport as a test driver for Scuderia Toro Rosso.
He made his debut at the 2011 British Grand Prix.