Formula One - Ricciardo's trademark smile just got bigger

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MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 08: Racewinner Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates following his victory during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 8, 2014 in Montreal, Canada. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/TOM PENNINGTON)

Formula One - Ricciardo's trademark smile just got bigger

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 08: Racewinner Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates following his victory during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 8, 2014 in Montreal, Canada. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/TOM PENNINGTON)

- Australia's Daniel Ricciardo Monday tweeted the broadest smile in Formula One after claiming his maiden F1 victory for Red Bull in the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday.

"I officially can't smile any bigger than that, so you've seen it all now," tweeted a beaming Ricciardo on social media.

Ricciardo is the fourth driver from Australia to record a Formula One victory, earning his place alongside greats Jack Brabham, Alan Jones and his predecessor at Red Bull, Mark Webber.

Australia's last Canadian grand prix winner Jones said: "I don't care if it's six o'clock in the morning, I'm going to have a beer."

Ricciardo's infectious smile spread all the way home to Perth where his dad, Joe, watched the race and celebrated the victory with family and friends.

"We've had two or three glasses of champagne already," Ricciardo senior told radio.


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