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Ricciardo reveals ICONIC F1 helmet for Australian Grand Prix

Ricciardo reveals ICONIC F1 helmet for Australian Grand Prix

Ricciardo reveals ICONIC F1 helmet for Australian Grand Prix

Ricciardo reveals ICONIC F1 helmet for Australian Grand Prix

Visa Cash App RB driver Daniel Ricciardo has revealed a new look heading into the Australian Grand Prix.

The so-called honey badger heads to his home track hoping to improve on what's been a poor start to the 2024 season, with the 34-year-old only managing 13th and 16th in the opening two races of the season.

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Ricciardo's record at his home track has been rather patchy, and he is still yet to get on the podium in front of his adoring fans.

On top of this, the Australian has only raced at the Albert Park circuit once in the past four seasons, with the Covid pandemic cancelling two events and the 2023 event not featuring Ricciardo, who had been dropped by McLaren.

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Daniel Ricciardo has had a difficult start to 2024
F1 heads to Australia this weekend

Ricciardo reveals new look to fans

Now, the RB driver is clearly excited about his return to Melbourne, releasing a new helmet designed by young Australian artist Rosie Pettenon.

The helmet, which features a strong Australian presence to its design, will also be auctioned off after the race, with all proceeds being given to charity.

Ricciardo revealed the special new helmet in a LinkedIn post, where he also revealed the charitable causes linked with the new look.

"Here's something I've been looking forward to! I'm pleased to reveal my #AusGP helmet, designed by young Aussie artist, Rosie Pettenon," Ricciardo said in the post.

"I just love this iconically Australian design, it hit the brief perfectly. The online auction for someone to take this helmet home after the race is now LIVE - see link in comments to place a bid.

"All proceeds will go to Save the Children Australia. Well done to Rosie, and thanks Optus for making this happen."

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