Daniel Ricciardo: Outgoing McLaren driver hints at 2023 F1 reserve function

Daniel Ricciardo is ready to overlook out on a seat in F1 subsequent season after having his contract with McLaren terminated a 12 months early; Ricciardo insists he’ll “be round”, amid hypothesis he might take a reserve function with Crimson Bull or Mercedes

Final Up to date: 24/10/22 3:40pm

Daniel Ricciardo has hinted that he will take a reserve driver role in Formula 1 next season, insisting he'll 'be around' in 2023.

Daniel Ricciardo has hinted that he’ll take a reserve driver function in System 1 subsequent season, insisting he’ll ‘be round’ in 2023.

Daniel Ricciardo has hinted that he’ll take a reserve driver function in System 1 subsequent season, insisting he’ll ‘be round’ in 2023.

Daniel Ricciardo has dropped a robust trace he might be a reserve driver in System 1 subsequent season, insisting he’s not “going away” from the game regardless of having not claimed a seat for 2023.

The Australian, who’s leaving McLaren on the finish of the season after in August having his contract terminated a 12 months early followingly massively underwhelming performances on the observe, was initially linked with a number of F1 drives for 2023.

Nonetheless, with all however Haas’ second seat now stuffed and Ricciardo out of rivalry for that function, the one place that would preserve him within the sport subsequent 12 months could be a reserve driver function.

“I will be round, don’t be concerned,” Ricciardo mentioned forward of the USA Grand Prix.

“Look, the state of affairs with McLaren, it was arduous to arrange for that.

Ricciardo explains why he arrived on horseback to the US Grand Prix.

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Ricciardo explains why he arrived on horseback to the US Grand Prix.

Ricciardo explains why he arrived on horseback to the US Grand Prix.

“We have put a plan collectively. We’re nonetheless engaged on it.”

Ricciardo has been linked to order roles with Mercedes and his former staff Crimson Bull, whereas his feedback seem to trace at a link-up with a staff on the entrance finish of the grid.

“Finally I wish to be again up the entrance of the grid, I wish to battle for wins, I wish to do the whole lot I really feel I am able to,” he added.

Formula 1 pundits David Croft, Jenson Button and Anthony Davidson admire Ricciardo's driving style when using the brakes

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System 1 pundits David Croft, Jenson Button and Anthony Davidson admire Ricciardo’s driving type when utilizing the brakes

System 1 pundits David Croft, Jenson Button and Anthony Davidson admire Ricciardo’s driving type when utilizing the brakes

“Subsequent 12 months will look a bit completely different, however it’s actually simply making an attempt to set myself up for that, for example in the long run.

“So I am not going away, that is all you want to know, I will be right here.”

Ricciardo: ‘Painful an understatement’ for Texas struggles

Highlights of the United States Grand Prix from the Circuit of the Americas

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Highlights of the USA Grand Prix from the Circuit of the Americas

Highlights of the USA Grand Prix from the Circuit of the Americas

Ricciardo endured one other massively disappointing weekend at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas, as he was knocked out within the first a part of qualifying earlier than ending sixteenth within the race, virtually 40 seconds behind his team-mate Lando Norris in sixth.

The end result left Ricciardo 80 factors behind Norris within the drivers’ championship, whereas his incapability to match the Brit’s performances has seen McLaren fall six factors behind Alpine within the race for fourth within the constructors’ championship.

Ricciardo was left at maybe the bottom ebb he has been all season following the race.

Max Verstappen pokes fun at Riccardio's beard for the US Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen pokes enjoyable at Riccardio’s beard for the US Grand Prix

Max Verstappen pokes enjoyable at Riccardio’s beard for the US Grand Prix

“I don’t know what to say,” he mentioned. “Actually, it is 2022. It has been the 12 months that it has been. Simply up to now off the tempo, that I merely cannot lean on it, cannot push, cannot get the trip of it.

“To have such a giant margin once more, it stays a thriller.

“I really like Texas, I really like Austin however that race itself for me was not pleasing. Whenever you assume it will probably’t worsen, it does.

“I do not understand how I am persevering with to proceed, as a result of painful is an understatement.”

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