Aussie F1 champion Daniel Ricciardo has given his followers a sneak peak at what life with out racing may appear to be in 2023 – and he has been impressed by his McLaren teammate.
Ricciardo might by no means discover his groove on the producer and can be changed by fellow Australian Oscar Piastri in 2023.
He has been unable to safe a drive for subsequent season, however has mentioned he might take a yr off and mount a comeback in 2024 – on prime of rumours he might signal on as a reserve driver with a prime workforce like Mercedes or Purple Bull.
Ricciardo has kicked off his images profession with a brand new Instagram put up and maybe a brand new profession with a US-based expertise company
His McLaren teammate Lando Norris has beforehand began an Instagram account referred to as lando.jpg the place he shares a variety of images he takes all over the world.
Now Ricciardo has began his personal Instagram account referred to as daniel3.jpg, with the bio studying: ‘Thank lando.jpg for this one, he is such a trendsetter’.
Up to now, Ricciardo has posted a number of photographs together with candid snaps with mates, an out-of-focus shot of his girlfriend Heidi Berger and a few fancy drink orders.
It would not be a Daniel Ricciardo web page except it featured some blokes, presumedly his mates, doing shoeys in a bar
‘I simply began urgent the button,’ Ricciardo captioned the collection of images.
What’s most telling are the pictures of Artistic Artists Company, which is an American expertise and sports activities company primarily based in Los Angeles, California.
Ricciardo has snapped a number of photos of CAA staff, suggesting there could also be extra to his new Instagram web page than simply pleased snaps in 2023.
And his followers are loving it.
‘Love this!! now we simply kindly wait until daniel3.jpg returns the favors lando.jpg did to the followers,’ one replied.
‘So excited to see extra of your life behind a lens,’ posted one other.
‘You higher take photos of your extraordinarily stunning girlfriend or i am gonna sue,’ joked one other.
Ricciardo’s out-of-focus shot of girlfriend Heidi Berger had followers asking for extra – and higher – photographs of his new flame
In the meantime, the 33-year-old has once more moved to verify that there can be no late announcement and he is not going to be driving in Formulation One races in 2023.
‘I can confidently say I will not be on the grid behind a wheel,’ Ricciardo advised Sky Sports activities.
‘However I nonetheless wish to be within the sport, I wish to be working with a workforce, nonetheless with the ambition to be again on the grid in ’24.
‘That mentioned, it is truthfully the place my head’s at as effectively.
‘I really feel like a little bit of time away from a race seat will truly do me good after which attempt to rebuild on one thing for ’24.
Ricciardo provided a potential clue to his future as he posted a number of photographs that includes the Artistic Artists Company, which takes care of high-profile sports activities stars
Ricciardo snapped pics of random CAA employees and the welcome message on the enterprise’s constructing for his new Instagram profile
‘As an example I am not finished, however it’ll look a bit completely different.’
Ricciardo indicated he wanted a break after a troublesome season.
‘Little question the final two years have been fairly exhausting, particularly while you put lots in and when it would not come again, it might probably get you down,’ he mentioned.
‘As effectively, I do know the worth of getting even like a summer time break, I do know stepping away simply offers you a distinct perspective.
‘The way in which the seasons are, it is fairly relentless, you do not actually get an opportunity to rebuild.
‘Everybody’s completely different however I really consider that can be, in a manner, a blessing in disguise for me. By doing much less, I am going to obtain extra.’
The Aussie will not be driving in F1 races subsequent yr after deciding to step again from the game. His finest guess to remain concerned is as a reserve driver, probably with Mercedes or Purple Bull
Ricciardo deliberate to ‘keep energetic to some extent’ to stay race-fit.
‘I am definitely speaking to groups however I nonetheless clearly wish to hold a foot within the door for 2024,’ he mentioned.
‘I am positive seeing the lights exit in race one, I am going to have already got that itch, so I’ll wish to be again in ’24.’