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With the Italian Grand Prix next on the calendar, Daniel Ricciardo tells us in this Q&A released by Red Bull Racing all the Italian things he likes. Strangely, and perhaps unsurprisingly, a Ferrari is missing from the list.
Q: Favourite Italian food/meal?
A: Pizza or gnocchi al ragu
Q: Favourite pizza topping?
A: That's a difficult choice. Let's say speck and mascarpone
Q: Espresso, cafe latte, cappuccino or americano?
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Q: Favourite flavour of gelato?
A: Stracciatella - it's like chocolate chip. It's good, it just gets you by!
Q: Favourite Italian word?
A: 'Strepitoso', it’s like a very exaggerated word for amazing. If something is 'strepitoso' then it’s out of this world!
Q: Best Italian expression your relations have taught you (parents, grandparents etc.)
A: 'Grande!' I used to say that a lot - it was the first word I learnt when I lived in Italy, if things are good then just say grande!
Q: Favourite Serie A team
A: I'm not a big soccer fan, but guess that would be Juventus
Q: Favourite place in Italy and you're not allowed to name a race track?
|Valentino Rossi tests a Ferrari F1 car at Mugello in Nov. 2008 © AP Photo/Lorenzo Galassi
A: Viareggio - I lived there when I was younger, when I was racing. It's on the coast near Pisa and is sort of a beach town. It was a good year that I lived there.
Q: Monza, Mugello, Misano, Vallelunga or Imola?
A: Mugello - it's fast and flowing
Q: Favourite famous Italian person?
A: Valentino Rossi!
Q: Top Italian racing driver?
A: Tazio Nuvolari