Australian F1 star Daniel Ricciardo has revealed that he has a surprising rivalry with Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds.
Daniel Ricciardo has revealed that he has set an “ambitious” goal to try and chase Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds, fueling a surprising rivalry.
The Formula 1 driver has built a large following on social media that he hopes to continue to grow in order to challenge the famous actor.
Ricciardo regularly posts on the social media platform LinkedIn with career advice and insights, and has revealed that he is in a battle with Reynolds to see who can get the most followers.
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“Definitely an area where we can probably compete well (is) in the look department”, joked Ricciardo in a interview with LinkedInspeaking in his capacity as head of Optus optimism.
“Globally, its reach is still a bit higher, so it’s an ambitious goal.”
Ricciardo currently has 158,000 followers on LinkedIn, less than half of Reynolds’ 331,000 subscribers.
The McLaren driver also spoke about the importance of maintaining a positive attitude that helps him succeed behind the wheel.
“I know I perform well or do well when I’m just having fun,” he said.
“There will always be pressure and some intensity around, but if you can lighten the load and enjoy that kind of process, I just find that it’s not only a more fun environment to be in, but I think it’s easier to be successful in. that kind of environment.
“If I feel the pressures starting to weigh in on me and I put too much emphasis on it and then I get weighed down, I turn around and say ‘Actually this is an opportunity for me to show what I’ve had.’
Ricciardo also explained how he tackles the leadership role within F1 teams and uses his influence forever.
Last year he revealed some of his own The Renault colleagues were too close to talk to him after switching to the French team from Red Bull.
“It’s a little daunting to think, but you have real presence and power in the room or situation,” she said.
“Your actions and even your emotions can spread throughout that room. How do you behave and that’s why I try to be the glass half full and to bring up a room.
“It’s easy when things go well because everyone is awake, but through multiple times of testing, they will look to the leader – in some cases it’s me – and I have to be that example.”
Ricciardo has moved two teams in recent years – from Red Bull to Renault and from Renault to McLaren – and said he has had to accept that the shift won’t always go smoothly.
His departure from Red Bull raised his eyebrows in the world of F1 and many pundits believed he was taking a step back.
“I think I accept everything and also accept that there will probably be a trial,” he said.
“You won’t just fall into one place in a day and everything will be trendy.
“Just go through everything and I think I’m very open minded. Be willing to learn and grow.
“I think that’s why a lot of people move and change jobs because they want to grow and want to go further.
“It’s also probably just not having too many expectations about it. It might take a month, it might take a year, but just know it’s going to be a process.
“Take it step by step every day, be open-minded, be willing to learn from others.
“During someone’s career, you will have ups and downs, good days and not like that. I think just trying to stay optimistic about a situation helps so much to overcome it. “
Ricciardo is currently 11th in the F1 Drivers’ Championship after four races. The season resumes at the Miami Grand Prix on Monday 9 May (AEST).
Originally published as Daniel Ricciardo reveals battle with Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds