Australian Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has revealed he is “in love” with his girlfriend Heidi Berger.
The 33-year-old became an “Instagram official” with the aspiring actress, 25, in August.
He confirmed in an interview with Fitzy & Wippa on Friday that their relationship is getting serious.
Daniel, who has won eight grands prix since his F1 debut in 2011, opened up about his relationship after being asked if being in love “eliminates stress”.
“Yes mate, I’m in love,” said the McLaren driver. “I’ve got a good thing going, so yeah, I’ve got a good balance in life right now.”
Daniel was also asked about his relationship with Heidi’s father, retired Austrian Formula 1 world champion Gerhard Berger.
Daniel revealed that he had followed Berger’s racing career since he was a child and even had “a Berger hat”.
Elsewhere in the interview, he was asked if Heidi was good behind the wheel, to which he replied, “Definitely not race car status.”
Daniel went public with Heidi in August when he shared a gallery of photos of the couple on Instagram while vacationing in the US.
Many of Daniel’s fans shared their excitement with one comment, “First real post with Heidi.”
“It’s official!” another wrote. “I’m glad you’re happy Daniel, we’re with you all the way!” said a third.
Daniel and Heidi, a New York University student, sparked romance rumors after they were spotted spending time together last year.