‘Good guys do not get anyplace’: Aussie Components One legend Alan Jones fears Daniel Ricciardo will not be within the sport ‘for much longer’ with veteran driver going through McLaren axe after woeful begin to the season
- Daniel Ricciardo is beneath strain to start out delivering outcomes for McLaren
- Australian has completed within the top-10 simply as soon as this season, scoring solely 11 factors
- Teammate Lando Norris has racked up 48 factors and a podium end
- Alan Jones warned Ricciardo he might lose his place on the grid quickly
- McLaren boss Zak Brown warned Ricciardo had not met expectations
Components One nice Alan Jones believes Daniel Ricciardo’s days at McLaren are numbered, until he can swiftly begin to ship outcomes and warned his fellow Australian ‘good guys do not get anyplace’ within the sport.
The 32-year-old has endured a dismal begin to his second season with McLaren, ending within the top-10 simply as soon as within the first seven rounds – when he claimed sixth place at his house Grand Prix – and scoring simply 11 factors.
Against this, his teammate Lando Norris has already racked up 48 factors and has outscored Ricciardo in all however two races, ending sixth in Monaco final Sunday with the Australian thirteenth.
Daniel Ricciardo endured one other depressing weekend in Monaco, ending thirteenth on Sunday
The previous Crimson Bull driver is beneath contract with McLaren till the tip of subsequent season, however group boss Zak Brown final week conceded Ricciardo had not met expectations.
Brown additionally hinted there have been ‘mechanisms’ within the Australian’s contract that would see McLaren shifting on from him earlier than the tip of 2023, a state of affairs Jones feels may be very seemingly.
‘[His future at McLaren] is questionable in the meanwhile,’ the 1980 F1 world champion instructed the Herald Solar.
‘Until he makes a number of enhancements, fast good, I actually can’t see him being there for an excessive amount of longer to be trustworthy.’
Ricciardo completed thirteenth on Sunday in Monacoand has racked up simply 11 factors this season
The 32-year-old crashed throughout the second apply session on Friday
Talking final month, Ricciardo conceded his profession had entered ‘its second half’ and that he had no intention of following Fernando Alonso by remaining in F1 previous his fortieth birthday.
And Jones steered the choice may very well be taken out of his fingers, with McLaren trying to substitute the eight-time Grand Prix winner.
‘A contract in Components One doesn’t imply a lot […] but when the scenario stays the identical as it’s I’ve little doubt in my thoughts they’ll train a type of choices which can be within the contract,’ he added.
McLaren boss Zak Brown has warned Ricciardo he has not met expectations
Ricciardo has repeatedly been outscored by teammate Lando Norris (proper)
‘He is a superb little race driver and he’s a hell of a pleasant man however, in fact, everyone knows good guys don’t get anyplace, significantly in Components One.
‘The most important d*ck you’re, the higher off you’re. There are a number of on the market in the meanwhile which have proved that.’
Jones’ remarks come after a trio of former F1 stars all warned Ricciardo was in peril of shedding his place on the grid this week.
On Monday, Ralf Schumacher and 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg stated the Australian ought to be involved at being repeatedly outpaced by Norris.
Alan Jones believes his fellow Australian might lose his job this season
He’s simply too distant from his teammate [Lando Norris],’ the brother of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher instructed Sky Germany.
‘I’m curious how the long run appears for him. It will likely be fairly troublesome for him. […] If it stays the way in which it’s now, I don’t see him at McLaren subsequent yr.’
Chatting with Sky Sports activities, Rosberg added: ‘It’s a robust scenario for Daniel with Zak Brown publicly saying he’s not dwelling as much as expectations. […] That is the troublesome factor for Daniel. Lando, he’s driving world class degree. He’s a future world champion.’
The excessive level of Ricciardo’s spell at McLaren got here when he received at Monza final yr (above), with Norris ending second in a memorable weekend for the group
In the meantime, 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve went even additional and declared Ricciardo’s time at McLaren was ‘over’ in his column for Formule1.nl.
‘Zak Brown is now saying that there are clauses in his contract, and that implies that a call has virtually been made,’ the Canadian wrote.
‘Finally, he has been a highly-paid driver who has price the group some huge cash.
‘He would not usher in any factors and he would not have the velocity the group must develop the automobile. So he is simply costing them cash.’