‘Sooky Dan’: Ricciardo’s teary admission
Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo has revealed a penchant for tearing up was a problem early in his career.
Ricciardo's crying came up when discussing his junior career in go-carts.
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"I went into plenty of gravel traps as a kid in go-karting," Ricciardo said.
"I would cry every time I would go off, I don't know why but I would just break down.
"I felt sorry for Dad who had to run out and collect me. I felt like a bit of a failure when I was young, spinning out and making mistakes.
"I was probably just embarrassed so I used to cry a lot when I would make mistakes."
The Renault driver made the confession to Mark Howard in the latest episode of his podcast series 'The Howie Games'.
Ricciardo also recalled a funny incident involving a washing machine when he moved to Italy as a teenager to live by himself.
"I called my mum one night and there were thunderstorms outside," he said.
"I called her and said, 'I want to do a load of washing but can I turn on the washing machine or will I get electrocuted?'. That's a true story."
Originally published as 'Sooky Dan': Ricciardo's teary admission