His trademark grin is matched by an extremely positive and realistic attitude toward Red Bull's run of troubles as they try to keep up with Mercedes, and now, Ferrari.
Ricciardo says his team is absolutely dedicated to clawing back some advantage, and whilst he doesn't expect massive change in the power output of his Renault engine, Daniel is confident that chassis tweaks and further aero work will help him on the long climb back to podium positions.
Daniel deserves a break, but don't expect Mercedes and Ferrari to hand him any advantages. Locked in battle the German and Italian teams are providing exciting racing, and now the F1 circus is back in Europe, I expect to see some excellent contests.
I only hope Daniel Ricciardo gets amongst it!