Daniel moved to Italy for his first taste of pro racing, into this humble apartment.
Joe Ricciardo spent much of his life "hobby racing", driving sport sedans on a small budget.
Here they are as adults!
Some of Daniel's childhood friends are still close and, he says, keep him grounded.
From a very young age, Daniel adopted his Dad's love of cars.
Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo was rarely photographed growing up without wheels of some sort.
Sunday Night flew three of Ricciardo's closest mates to visit him abroad.
That famous smile was there from day one!