Conor Moore - also known as "Conor Sketches" - has propelled himself to international fame this year, with a large part of that down to his brilliant impressions of Daniel Ricciardo and the rest of the F1 grid.
His impressions of the Sky Sports football panel reached the men in question earlier this year and now, ahead of the United States Grand Prix, he has gotten the chance to meet one of the most frequent focuses of his sketches.
Conor shared a brilliant video to Twitter on Friday night of the run-in he enjoyed with McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo ahead of the race in Austin, with the Aussie driver sharing a joke with the sketch artist.
Daniel Ricciardo praises Conor Sketches in USGP meetup
Conor Sketches is at the US Grand Prix, and it seems as though his impressions of the F1 grid have reached the drivers themselves.
He shared a brilliant video on Friday evening, in which he meets Daniel Ricciardo. The McLaren driver's first words to Moore are "ah, you're the funny c*nt!"
I got a smile off Daniel Ricciardo 😆 what a legend! 🏎 pic.twitter.com/YHFJh74QYG
— Conor Moore (@ConorSketches) October 21, 2022
Conor continuously apologises to Ricciardo for his impressions of the eight-time race winner, before the Aussie replies "Don't apologise, it's awesome!"
When Conor bids Ricciardo farewell, they share a hilarious back-and-forth:
Daniel Ricciardo: Say shit about me again, see what happens!
Conor Sketches: I'll just do it on my phone later, I won't do it to your face!
The confirmation that Ricciardo has watched Conor Sketches' take on him is a brilliant showcase of how far the Irishman's videos have stretched, and their interaction is further indication of Ricciardo's iconic fun-loving character.
The clip of Conor meeting Ricciardo follows a similar video after May's Monaco Grand Prix, where Red Bull and Ferrari men Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, Carlos Sainz, and Charles Leclerc were seen watching the Conor Sketches impressions of the quartet and comparing each other's depictions.
— AnythingF1 (@AnythingF1_) June 2, 2022
Daniel Ricciardo is unlikely to be on the F1 grid next season, after a poor run at McLaren that has seen him comfortably bested by teammate Lando Norris. He did, however, speak about his plans for 2023 ahead of the race in Austin, saying that he does have a clear plan in place to ensure he does not slip away from Formula 1.
Daniel on 2023: “You will see me around. It’s going to look different for me, but there’s still very much so a plan in place. So it’s not that I’m checking out and saying see you later. It’s far from that.” pic.twitter.com/Rp5u2aNb2C
— meredith (@mereeedithh) October 20, 2022
He had already made headlines for irreverent reasons this weekend, as he arrived to the paddock adorned in cowboy attire atop a horse who he named "Horsey McHorse".
— Last Night's Game (@LastNights_Game) October 22, 2022
Despite his struggles on track this season, it's brilliant to see Daniel Ricciardo able to enjoy a laugh with Conor Sketches ahead of this weekend's race in Texas.