Australian Formula One ace Daniel Ricciardo has taken time out of his busy schedule ahead of the Russian Grand Prix to passionately follow the AFL Grand Final between his beloved West Coast Eagles and the Collingwood Magpies.
Ricciardo watched on from Red Bull’s motorhome in Sochi as his Eagles came from 29 points down at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to overrun the Magpies in one of the greatest Grand Finals ever seen.
YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @WestCoastEagles 🦅
— Daniel Ricciardo (@danielricciardo) September 29, 2018
A goal to West Coast midfielder Dom Sheed with just two minutes left on the clock put the Eagles ahead by four points, ultimately sealing the match, and Ricciardo couldn’t contain his joy.
Ricciardo, who is a former No. 1 ticket holder at the Eagles, was in his hometown of Perth a week earlier — between the Singapore Grand Prix and the race in Russia — to watch on as the Eagles booked their place in the Grand Final.
Within an hour of the game concluding, Ricciardo had to shift his focus back to Formula One with free practice three getting underway in Russia. Sadly for Ricciardo, he is set to start the race at the back of the field after copping a grid penalty after Red Bull took on a new power unit.