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Ricciardo fuels love race

He's a heart-throb of the Formula One world, so it's no surprise that Daniel Ricciardo sent Twitter into a spin when he hinted he was looking for love.

The Perth racing star turned 25 this week and was asked what he wanted for his birthday, to which he cheekily replied "true love".

While a handful of lovelorn women flocked to the social networking site to suggest they would be a good match for the hunk, Ricciardo is actually in a long-term relationship with his high-school sweetheart, Jemma Boskovich.

His management later said the comment was "tongue in cheek".

Having met through their Italian families as teenagers, Ricciardo and his lady love are said to be "extremely private" with their relationship and go to great lengths to avoid being in the public eye.

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