Aussie F1 heart-throb’s Met Gala debut

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Daniel Ricciardo is at this year’s Met Gala in the US. Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

An Aussie motor racing heart-throb has made his debut at one of the most iconic events in America.

Daniel Ricciardo made a surprise appearance at the Met Gala red carpet on Tuesday, mixing with the likes of Margot Robbie, the Kardashians and Billie Eilish.

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Daniel Ricciardo stunned at The Met Gala. Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

The F1 star appeared to be solo, wearing a black suit and bow tie.

In 2021, Ricciardo expressed that the event was too “ formal” for him in a podcast after fellow driver Lewis Hamilton was invited to the exclusive bash.

“Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it would an experience, but I don’t know. It seems a little formal for me,” he told the Pardon My Take podcast in 2021.

The Aussie joined fellow stars from Down Under Nicole Kidman, Baz Luhrmann, Hugh Jackman and Robbie.

Ricciardo, 33, who was born in Duncraig in Western Australia, is now back with Red Bull as a reserve driver after being sacked by McLaren in 2022.

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The 33-year-old returned to Red Bull Racing last year after being dropped by McLaren. Picture: Mark Thompson/Getty Images