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Daniel Ricciardo’s $18.6m Beverly Hills mansion, Turkish Grand Prix

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Daniel Ricciardo will be hoping for another points finish at the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday.

The Aussie driver, 32, finished fourth last time out at the Sochi Autodrom, as he gained 12 points to climb up the F1 standings.

And in terms of getting on the property ladder, “The Honey Badger” isn’t doing too badly either.

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Ricciardo already owns an apartment in Monte Carlo, as well as a grand home in his native Perth.

In 2018, he added this stunning mansion to his property portfolio in Los Angeles after visiting the US in 2014, which Realtor.com shared the photos of.

Daniel Ricciardo's Beverly Hills mansion. Picture: Realtor.com
Daniel Ricciardo’s Beverly Hills mansion. Picture: Realtor.comSource: The Sun
The pool doesn’t look too shabby. Picture: Realtor.comSource: The Sun

The McLaren ace revealed that the city “immediately resonated well with me”, when he visited his cousin who lives there.

“The weather, having the beaches close by, I feel like you can escape the madness of it all,” he told The West Australian.

He paid a whopping £10 million (AUD$18.6 million) for a Beverly Hills home, which is an updated 1960s pad.

Daniel Ricciardo won the Italian Grand Prix last month. Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images.Source: Getty Images

The huge property has five luxury bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, as well as a two-door garage.

The master suite takes up most of the home‘s second floor – ideal for the bachelor lifestyle Ricciardo lives.

It boasts a glassy bedroom with sitting area and fireplace, a walnut closet, and a master bath with wood and stone accents, dual vanities, and a spacious soaking tub.

Outside the master bedroom is a massive outdoor deck – perfect for relaxing on loungers on.

The incredible abode also offers unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean and Coldwater Canyon.

Daniel Ricciardo’s Beverly Hills mansion. Picture: Realtor.comSource: The Sun
Daniel Ricciardo’s Beverly Hills mansion is an updated 1960s pad. Picture: Realtor.comSource: The Sun

If you want to take advantage of the Californian sunshine, the house offers a vast terrace to entertain guests, as well as a sun deck and a pool and jacuzzi.

The stylish digs also has a modern kitchen, fitted with Miele appliances, and includes a sub-zero fridge.

When the F1 season ends, Ricciardo reportedly prefers to spend his summer months in Los Angeles.

And living in such a home, it‘s easy to see why.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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Daniel Ricciardo position, Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen championship points, Valtteri Bottas wins

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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas claimed his first chequered flag of the season to win the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday as Max Verstappen reclaimed the lead in the title race.

The Red Bull driver finished second to take a six-point lead in the championship ahead of Lewis Hamilton who finished fifth voicing frustration with his Mercedes’ team strategy.

Sergio Perez, in the other Red Bull, took third with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in fourth.

Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo finished outside of the points in 13th having started the race from the back of the grid after McLaren made wholesale changes to his car.

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Ricciardo was left frustrated, saying that his car struggled with its tyres all race.

“I think we had maybe four laps in the race where we had good pace but the rest was hard,” he said.

“I got a bit excited because I thought maybe it will just keep getting better and better, but it lasted four laps and then the rear dropped away again, so the last ten laps were a bit painful, just trying to hang on.

“Obviously, we were fighting for the points and that strategy was our best chance, but it was just really unpredictable. I know others went longer, with one going the entire race on one set, but at the end I saw my tyres and they were on their last legs.

“Unfortunately, it wasn’t a strong race but we’ll try to analyse it.”

Meanwhile, Hamilton declined an initial call to come in for fresh tyres but finally acceded to the Mercedes team instructions, boxing eight laps from the end.

It cost Hamilton two places as Perez and Leclerc flew on ahead and the Englishman did not hide his frustration over the radio.

Hamilton was not happy with the team instructions.
Hamilton was not happy with the team instructions.Source: AFP

– ‘Shouldn’t have come in’ –

“F**k man, why’d you give up that space?” Hamilton fumed over team radio.

As he struggled to hold off Pierre Gasly in the AlphaTauri, he said: “We shouldn’t have come in. Massive graining man. I told you.”

A disgruntled Hamilton later pointed out Alpine’s Esteban Ocon made it round with one set of tyres, intimating that he could have stayed out.

“I feel like I should have stayed out,” Hamilton told Sky F1. “My gut feeling was to stay out, and I feel like that’s what I should have done. So I’m frustrated in myself for not following my gut.”

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff backed the call at the end of the race, saying that it was Hamilton’s delay in stopping which hurt his chances of claiming a podium.

“That would have been better than what we ended up with,” Wolff told Sky Sports after the race. “But it was measured and in the car, he didn‘t see how much he was dropping off. It was clear that had he stayed out then he would have lost out to Gasly.

“We thought we could finish third without stopping or, if a dry line emerged, maybe going to a soft tyre.

“Then we saw Leclerc dropping off and Lewis was dropping off and it was clear we wouldn‘t make it to the end.”

Hamilton was quickest in qualifying but had to start the race in 11th because of a grid penalty incurred for changing his engine.

The seven-time champion gained two places on the opening lap before picking his way up to fifth where he was held up by Perez, the two of them dicing at the end of lap 35 in some classic wheel-to-wheel racing.

Valtteri Bottas celebrates the win.Source: Getty Images

As the other cars came in to change their tyres Hamilton stayed out, moving up to third and looking good for the podium.

Although the rain eased by the start of the race, the wet conditions prevailed throughout, making the tactics around tyres and the timing of pit stops all the more important.

Championship leader Verstappen said: “It wasn’t easy today.

“The track was very greasy, we had to manage the tyres the whole race so couldn’t really push.

“Just seemed Valtteri had a bit more pace, could look after the tyres all race. Happy to finish second in these conditions, it’s easy to get it wrong so you drop back.”

Race winner Bottas said after his 11th career win it was “probably one of the best races” he ever had.

Bottas began from pole, avoiding a tangle between Gasly and Fernando Alonso on the opening lap, and led until pitting on the 38th lap of the 58-lap race.

That gave Leclerc the lead but as his tyres faded so did his pace and the Finn soon reclaimed the lead, going on to take his 11th Grand Prix victory and his first win since Russia over a year ago.

Charles Leclerc and Valtteri Bottas do battle in the wet.Source: Getty Images

“It’s been a while. Feels good,” said Bottas who is leaving Mercedes at the end of the season to join Alfa Romeo.

“It is not easy to choose the strategy here with these conditions and when to stop and which tyre but I’m glad everything went smooth for once for me.

“When only one drying line, it doesn’t need much to go off. I definitely needed to focus all through the race. A difficult one, but feels like a well-earned victory.”

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff, who has recruited George Russell to replace Bottas next season, was thrilled with the performance of his current number two.

“Absolute dominant drive from him from the get go,” he said. “He had it absolutely under control. Ten out of ten for me.”

Verstappen, who began the race two points behind Hamilton in the title race, made no attempt to challenge Bottas and focussed on a damage limitation exercise, content to ease home second knowing that Hamilton was three places further back.

There are six races left in the season with the United States Grand Prix in Texas on October 24 next on the schedule.

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Daniel Ricciardo position, McLaren points, Lando Norris, United States GP in Austin, power unit change

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Daniel Ricciardo’s F1 resurgence hit a roadblock in Turkey on the weekend as he suffered his worst result of the season, finishing 13th.

The result capped off a difficult weekend for the Australian who didn’t make it out of Q1 in a disastrous qualifying in drying conditions on Saturday.

McLaren then changed Ricciardo’s entire power unit in a calculated decision that forced him to start Sunday’s race from the back of the grid, but leaves his car in good health for upcoming races.

Clawing back into the points was always going to be a big ask from there and Ricciardo had to settle for 13th, having claimed three top-five finishes in his previous four races.

Ricciardo said that his car was only briefly quick in Turkey where he battled to manage his tyres.

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“I think we had maybe four laps in the race where we had good pace but the rest was hard,” Ricciardo said. “In the beginning we struggled a lot with front grip, so it was really hard to stay close to the others, and then we pitted for a new tyre.

“After that I didn’t have great rear grip to start and was struggling but after a while it came good. We had probably four good laps in that stint where I could feel like I could really push on the tyre, which was what I was looking for.

“Of the entire race, that was the positive. I got a bit excited because I thought maybe it will just keep getting better and better, but it lasted four laps and then the rear dropped away again, so the last 10 laps were a bit painful, just trying to hang on.

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“Obviously, we were fighting for the points and that strategy was our best chance, but it was just really unpredictable. I know others went longer, with one going the entire race on one set, but at the end I saw my tyres and they were on their last legs.”

Ricciardo moved up as high as 11th during the race before his tyres hit their limit and ruined any chances of claiming a point.

Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi passed him in the closing laps.

Team principal Andreas Seidl said after the race that it was little surprise McLaren wasn’t a frontrunner in Turkey, where Lando Norris came seventh.

“As we have seen already several times this year like in Zandvoort (the Dutch Grand Prix), we struggle on these kind of tracks at the moment,” he said.

“That’s also the difference we are having on our side compared to the teams in front of us that can pull it off at every kind of racetrack.”

The next race is on October 25 (6am AEST) in Austin where Ricciardo will enjoy a new engine, turbo and Motor Generation Unit – Heat (MGU-H) in a big boost to his chances.

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Lewis Hamilton team radio to Mercedes, video, tyre strategy error gives Max Verstappen lead

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The surgical mask hid the gritted teeth but there was no escaping the frustration in the voice of Lewis Hamilton after he was forced to settle for fifth place in the Turkish Grand Prix after a bungled late pitstop.

The seven-time world champion was running third in his Mercedes but the call for him to come in eight laps from the end to change his tyres, cost him two places and the lead in the championship.

At the start of the race he led Red Bull’s Max Verstappen by two points but by the time they crossed the finish line, it was the Dutchman, who finished second, who was back in front, leading by six points with six races still to come.

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Mercedes argue that Hamilton’s tyres on a wet track were wearing badly and that he would have struggled to finish the race, let alone hold off the challenge of Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez and the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc.

The champion, whose teammate Valtteri Bottas won the race, was not so sure, pointing out that Alpine’s Estaeban Ocon completed the race on one set of tyres.

“I don’t know what to say. If Ocon did it, I could do it,” said Hamilton who started in 11th after a 10-place engine-related grid penalty.

Hamilton had resisted calls to come in earlier and was involved in a fiery exchange with his team over team radio.

“F**k man, why’d you give up that space?” Hamilton fumed over team radio.

As he struggled to hold off Pierre Gasly in the AlphaTauri, he said: “We shouldn’t have come in. Massive graining man. I told you.”

Hamilton later said that he either should have pitted “much earlier”, or stayed out until the end.

“When you come in with eight laps to go you don’t have time to go through the graining of that medium tyre on a drying track. So I went through this sliding phase where I nearly lost almost lost more positions,” he said.

Hamilton lost his championship lead in Turkey.
Hamilton lost his championship lead in Turkey.Source: AFP

“I feel like I should have stayed out. My gut feeling was to stay out, and I feel like that’s what I should have done. So I’m frustrated in myself for not following my gut.”

In the end, Hamilton had to use all his experience to hold off the charge of AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly.

“Very frustrating but it is what it is. It felt good to be in third. If I can just hold onto this, it is a great result from 11th,” Hamilton said.

“This is worse but it could be (even) worse.”

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff played down the disagreement as something to “debate on the flight” home but insisted that the team orders had been correct.

“He (Hamilton) didn’t see how much he was dropping off in lap time and he didn’t see (Charles) Leclerc dropping off,” he said.

“It was clear if he had stayed out he would have lost to Gasly anyway.

“The correct call would have probably been to take it very conservative and pitting when everyone pitted for the intermediates but that is in hindsight after the race.

“The relative point of view is that in the last race Red Bull was very happy only losing seven points from a grid penalty and we lost eight points today.

“So it is not the end of the world. The absolute point of view is that we could probably have scored anther three, four, five points more.

“Overall that’s okay. Its wide open the championship.”

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