David Coulthard warns Sergio Perez Daniel Ricciardo will take job Pink Bull if he ‘pulls a sickie’

Grand prix legend warns Sergio Perez that reserve driver Daniel Ricciardo will take his job at Pink Bull if he ever ‘pulls a sickie’

  • GP legend warns Sergio Perez about risk of Daniel Ricciardo  
  • David Coulthard says Perez must defend his territory at Pink Bull
  • Ricciardo has returned to Pink Bull and is now within the reserve position

Method One legend David Coulthard has warned Sergio Perez that Australian reserve driver Daniel Ricciardo will take his job at Pink Bull if he ever ‘pulls a sickie’.

In 2022, Max Verstappen received the motive force’s championship with teammate Perez coming in third with two race wins – although the connection between the pair has been strained at occasions.

Formula One legend David Coulthard has warned Sergio Perez that Australian reserve driver Daniel Ricciardo will take his job at Red Bull if he ever 'pulls a sickie'

Method One legend David Coulthard has warned Sergio Perez that Australian reserve driver Daniel Ricciardo will take his job at Pink Bull if he ever ‘pulls a sickie’

In 2022, Max Verstappen won the driver's championship with teammate Perez coming in third with two race wins - though the relationship between the pair has been strained at times

In 2022, Max Verstappen received the motive force’s championship with teammate Perez coming in third with two race wins – although the connection between the pair has been strained at occasions

Ricciardo has now taken the reserve position at his former workforce and Coulthard believes Perez might want to make some enhancements with the intention to hold his place as Verstappen’s right-hand man.

‘Hold an in depth eye on his [Ricciardo’s] well being and health,’ Coulthard instructed PlanetF1.com.

‘Do not pull a sickie someplace. Once I was within the McLaren, I did 9 years there and I did each check and by no means missed a race even once I felt horrible, even once I was getting out of the automobile and being sick.

Ricciardo has now taken the reserve role at his former team and Coulthard believes Perez will need to make some improvements in order to keep his place within the team

Ricciardo has now taken the reserve position at his former workforce and Coulthard believes Perez might want to make some enhancements with the intention to hold his place inside the workforce

‘As a result of I knew the minute I let the check driver get within the automobile, it gave him a possibility to point out how good he was. So I did not let him get within the automobile. He might speak all day lengthy, however he could not put in a lap time. So you have to defend your territory.

‘It is the previous Jerry Maguire line – this is not present mates it is present enterprise.’

Ricciardo is returning to the place his F1 profession started, and he lately revealed he was affected by burnout and was ‘glad’ nobody supplied him a beginning spot on the grid for 2023.

The 33-year-old’s profession reached a crossroads after stuttering performances with McLaren and Renault earlier than that, earlier than his unique workforce Pink Bull got here to the rescue.

Max Verstappen is pictured with Sergio Perez of Mexico on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on November 20, 2022 in Abu Dhabi

Max Verstappen is pictured with Sergio Perez of Mexico on the rostrum in the course of the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on November 20, 2022 in Abu Dhabi

Ricciardo will take up a reserve driver place on the producer, sharing the position with Kiwi younger gun Liam Lawson together with doing promotional work for Pink Bull.

It got here after the Aussie declined potential alternatives to race with lower-ranked groups like Haas, Williams and Alfa Romeo whereas he was additionally linked to beginning positions with Pink Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari.

Ricciardo’s transfer has been criticised by by many within the F1 paddock together with former champion Jenson Button who believed the Aussie was taking an enormous gamble on his future. 

Ricciardo pictured celebrating winning the Monaco GP in 2018

Ricciardo pictured celebrating successful the Monaco GP in 2018 

Ricciardo received seven races in 5 years with Pink Bull, and he will likely be trying to return to his successful methods ought to he get the possibility.

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