Daniel Ricciardo is in search of inspiration from the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso relating to profitable races later in his profession. The Australian has opted to take a sabbatical subsequent season and won’t be a part of the grid. Speaking to the media in the course of the drivers’ press convention within the 2022 F1 US GP, Daniel Ricciardo admitted that he was conscious of doable openings in Haas and Williams.
Having mentioned that, the motive force was one thing long-term and took inspiration from the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso’s success later of their careers as an inspiration. He mentioned,
“I used to be conscious that there’s a seat at Haas probably obtainable and a seat at Williams probably obtainable, so it’s nothing new to me. When my staff have been making an attempt to place collectively a plan that I consider in, that’s going to set me up for fulfillment within the long-term – I do know I’m 33 however I take a look at Alonso, I take a look at Lewis and if I wish to be right here, and I nonetheless know I’ve it in my coronary heart, then I do know I can. It’s actually not now simply subsequent 12 months and leaping into the primary obtainable seat. I wish to say it’s not new however I’m making an attempt to look a little bit bit past that and again myself to be profitable races once more.”
Daniel Ricciardo’s outcomes earlier than the 2022 F1 US GP had seen an enchancment in kind. The motive force was much more aggressive on tracks like Suzuka and Singapore. Daniel Ricciardo scored a P5 consequence within the rain-affected race in Singapore. Speaking concerning the enhancements, Ricciardo mentioned,
“I really feel it did swimsuit me a little bit bit higher. I felt prefer it was a kind of ones the place, in FP1, I may begin to lean on the automotive and the extent of confidence was a little bit step extra, in order that was a optimistic. We’ll see. This weekend will hopefully verify that. It’s one other circuit the place you actually lean on the automotive. It’s a bit like Suzuka the place there are plenty of quick corners and path adjustments. All these items will hopefully be confirmed this weekend and I do know you’re going to say it’s late, but when this can be a good factor perhaps too late, no less than it’s higher late than by no means.”
Daniel Ricciardo guidelines out a transfer to IndyCar
Daniel Ricciardo, as reported by Autosport.com, had dominated out a transfer to IndyCar as he admitted that the Ovals weren’t his factor. So as to add to it, the Australian admitted that his F1 ambition had not ended but. He mentioned,
“Ovals scare me. My Formulation 1 career-slash-ambition shouldn’t be over, in order that’s actually like at first. I don’t wish to deviate, I’d say primarily for that purpose. But additionally ovals, nah. Ten years in the past, I’d have mentioned sure. I’m OK to confess that I’m not OK with ovals. They give the impression of being enjoyable,” he mentioned of a avenue and circuit solely programme. However I feel as a result of I’m simply not out of F1, I haven’t actually entertained it.”
Daniel Ricciardo will take a break from F1 in 2023 for the primary time since his debut in 2011.