Hill on Riciardo future in F1

1996 F1 world champion Damon Hill believes there could be some logic to Daniel Ricciardo being a reserve subsequent yr in Method One if the Australian fails to safe a beginning seat.

After a two-season stint with McLaren, Daniel Ricciardo will go away the Woking-based group on the finish of the 2022 marketing campaign and, as but, nobody is aware of if the Australian will nonetheless be within the beginning line-up subsequent yr. Though the principle man has but to disclose his plans for 2023, Ricciardo has insisted he could be open to all potentialities, together with taking up a reserve driver position with a group if no seat is accessible.

 

When requested by Sky Sports activities if Damon Hill felt it might make sense for Daniel Ricciardo – winner of eight Grands Prix in his profession – to tackle a easy reserve position in F1, the British ex driver replied, “I feel there may be some logic to it.”

 

 

“For those who’re a minimum of with a prime group, even should you’re behind the scenes ready for the proper alternative, you might need, doubtlessly, some helpful details about one other group.”

“However each group chief, each group, would take a look at it and marvel the place their rhythm has gone. Will it come again? And that’s the massive query mark as a result of we don’t know.”

Concerned in an actual destructive spiral for the reason that begin of the yr with performances beneath expectations, Hill hopes Daniel Ricciardo will rapidly discover his rhythm and return to the battle on the entrance of the sphere sooner or later.

“Danny is such a improbable character for our sport. He’s all the time smiling, however one thing went improper, not solely in his tempo at McLaren, but in addition in his technique to get right into a aggressive automobile. One thing fell via the cracks and hopefully he’ll come again to the entrance.”

 

Regardless of the sensation within the paddock towards Ricciardo becoming a member of Mercedes as reserve, the jungle drums inside the groups really feel that slightly than becoming a member of as a reserve, he’s really headed for a return to Alpine. Extra on that later…

In his profession, Daniel Ricciardo has been with 5 totally different groups: HRT, Toro Rosso, Pink Bull, Renault and McLaren. Which group would be the sixth subsequent yr?

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