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Aussie F1 Legend Charms on Ellen

Formula 1 is getting a massive bump in the trends at the moment largely thanks to a Netflix documentary series called "Formula 1: Drive to Survive". 

In the series, you meet the drivers, teams, and families of the sport with exclusive behind the scenes footage. 

Don't worry, if you are not a racing fan, this series is been compared to the Michael Jordan documentary  "The Last Dance" that was enjoyed by lots of viewers who had never even seen or had an interest in basketball.

Australian Driver Daniel Ricciardo is a massive part of the show and ahead of his trip to the Mexican Grand Prix stopped to talk to Ellen DeGeneres about what it is like being a top driver and part of "Formula 1: Drive to Survive".

Like most people, she asked a simple question

"I drive myself to work every day and I don’t have to do this. I mean I’ll do sit ups or whatever, but I don’t do what ya’ll are doing. Why do you have to be so fit?"

Which our Daniel answered with the grace and poise that is winning him the attention of the world on his press tour

"The races are 90 minutes long … there’s what’s called G-forces and because we corner so fast, there’s like four or five Gs on our body, and that is a force which is trying to basically pull us out of the car"

You can watch the segment here on Ellens Twitter.

Now don't go getting any crazy diet tips from Formula 1 even if they can lose 8 to 10 pounds in a single race.

Season 3 of "Formula 1: Drive to Survive" follows the 2020 World Championship and covers Daniel Ricciardo's falling out with Renault and the effects of Covid 19 on the sport. 

It's available now on Netflix