Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has shot down rumors of Daniel Ricciardo becoming a member of the German staff in 2023. The Austrian exec claims the staff will not be ready to determine who shall be their reserve and take a look at driver for the upcoming season simply but, doubtlessly ruling out the possibilities of Ricciardo becoming a member of the Brackley-based squad.
Toto Wolff was requested concerning the rumors of Daniel Ricciardo as a reserve driver for Mercedes and he mentioned that each Daniel and Mick would deserve a seat for subsequent 12 months.#ItalianGP
Ricciardo is at present out of a drive for the 2023 season and has revealed that he will not seem on the grid subsequent 12 months. Solely Mick Schumacher’s Haas seat is up for grabs for the upcoming season, however the Australian driver has proven that he’s not occupied with driving for the American staff. Wolff claims Ricciardo is in talks with a number of groups – together with Crimson Bull – to tackle the function of a reserve driver subsequent 12 months.
Wolff spoke about Daniel Ricciardo’s state of affairs with regard to Mercedes, saying:
“I feel Daniel is speaking to a number of groups for a possible function. I feel additionally with Crimson Bull. We predict he’s an ideal individual, however in the intervening time we’re not ready to determine who shall be our reserve driver and third driver. He would convey character to the staff. Daniel has additionally been within the sport for some time and he is aware of these automobiles from head to toe. That may convey a giant benefit, however I don’t wish to dispel rumors. We haven’t determined something but.”
Daniel Ricciardo may gain advantage from a 12 months out of F1, claims former driver
Former F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg believes Daniel Ricciardo may gain advantage from a 12 months’s break from the game. The Australian driver has had a woeful couple of years with McLaren however not too long ago put in his finest drive of the season in Mexico. The McLaren driver claims he’s attempting his finest to make a return to the game in 2024 and can take the approaching 12 months to recharge and revitalize.
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Potential 2023 Haas driver Hulkenberg now thinks Daniel Ricciardo may gain advantage from a 12 months off, getting himself out of the ‘F1 rat race’. Hulkenberg mentioned:
“I feel after the 2 turbulent years he’s glad that he’s going to be out for a 12 months and might kind himself out. Realizing him and seeing his physique language, I feel he must get off this System 1 rat race.”
Hulkenberg is rumored to be in talks with Haas to doubtlessly exchange Mick Schumacher on the American outfit. In doing so, the German will pair up with Kevin Magnussen, the motive force he had an notorious battle with in 2017.
With Ricciardo’s future within the sport in jeopardy, followers of the Honey Badger are hoping for 2 extra stable finishes for the motive force in races to return.
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