Ricciardo will not take 2023 race seat for sake of staying in Method One

Daniel Ricciardo has not dominated out the potential of racing in Method One subsequent season however stated he is not going to be too proud to take a seat out for a 12 months if the best alternative isn’t there.

Ricciardo is a free agent on the finish of the 12 months following McLaren’s determination to pay out to finish his contract one 12 months early.

The Australian’s future was a sizzling matter in F1 over the triple header of European races. His choices for a 2023 race seat are Alpine, Williams and Haas, or taking a 12 months out from racing with a view to returning in 2024.

Ricciardo needs an interesting venture to hitch if he’s to race subsequent season.

“I’ve definitely accepted if I am to not be on the grid subsequent 12 months, I am OK with that,” Ricciardo stated. “I’ve accepted that I am not going to do the whole lot — or my group’s not going to do the whole lot — simply to place me on the grid if it is not proper or it would not make sense.

“This has been difficult, and if I’m on the grid I need to know that it is a spot that I can take pleasure in it and really feel like I can thrive, like an surroundings I really feel like I can thrive in. Like I stated, I do not need to simply soar in a automotive for the sake of it.

“I will attempt to perceive what’s finest for subsequent 12 months. Not in an over-confident or cocky means, but when it is not meant to be then I am completely OK with that, I am not going to be too proud. We definitely have not given up on it, however that is sort of the place my head’s at in the mean time.”

Ricciardo’s presence on the driving force market has possible stalled selections for all three groups.

Alpine has its sights set on AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly, however that transfer now seems to be reliant on Crimson Bull including Dutch driver Nyck de Vries to its junior group with Colton Herta unlikely to be granted a superlicence exemption.

De Vries can be in rivalry for Williams after scoring factors on his F1 debut with the group on the Italian Grand Prix.

Haas has stated it’s no rush to decide, with Mick Schumacher’s type enhancing. It’s understood the group is contemplating Nico Hulkenberg and Antonio Giovinazzi, whereas it additionally has not dominated itself out of the race for Ricciardo.

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