Intrigued, Kimmel asked the AlphaTauri star if he's ever able to relax during a race, pointing to a video Ricciardo had previously posted on social media which showed him passionately singing while behind the wheel of a normal road car.
Ricciardo then joked that he wishes he was able to listen to music during races, as he believes it would lead to better performance.
Ricciardo: Music would make drive faster
"There's moments where I do [relax]," Ricciardo said. "Unfortunately, I asked if I could play music in the race car but we've got earpieces in and getting constant communication from our team and engineers so there's constantly dialogue through the whole race, but if I could listen to music I think I would drive faster."
Kimmel then pointed out that during U2's residency at The Sphere in Las Vegas, lead singer Bono compared members of the band to various drivers - and when he got to himself, Ricciardo was given a memorable shoutout.
“That was one of the greatest compliments ever. It’s funny," Ricciardo said.
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