McLAREN star Daniel Ricciardo appeared to have shared an X-rated message to his critics at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Ricciardo's future with the Formula One team has been cast into doubt after a poor run of form and there have been rumours suggesting he could be sacked.
The Australian driver seemingly addressed all the speculation in the Monaco GP as he wrote the initials "FEA" at the back of his helmet.
Eagle-eyed fans noticed that and claimed on social media that the cryptic message stood for "F**k'Em All".
Ricciardo addressed the fans' hypothesis in a recent interview and claimed the acronym had a motivational nature..
But the former Red Bull driver claims the message wasn't specifically directed at anyone.
Ricciardo told : "I put it on my [Red Bull] helmet in 2018 as well.
"I like to use acronyms to pump me up.
"It's honestly not directed at anyone – it's something that I've said for a few years, and it just kind of gets me in my happy place.
"I think as well, as a driver, you put the helmet on and that's also very significant of flipping the switch.
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"It's one of the last things I'll see when I put the helmet on.
"So it reminds me to channel in and get into the zone."