BREAKING NEWS: Daniel Ricciardo FINALLY confirms his Components One future as Australian agrees sensational return to Red Bull – the place he can be their reserve driver subsequent season
After months of uncertainty, Daniel Ricciardo has lastly settled his future with the Australian becoming a member of Red Bull as their reserve driver.
Ricciardo’s future has been clouded by uncertainty ever since McLaren terminated the 33-year-old’s contract earlier this yr, with the group unimpressed by a sequence of underwhelming drives this season.
The Australian has remained tight-lipped over his future, however with locations on the grid dwindling for 2023, Ricciardo accepted that he might have to take a backseat for 2023.
Sportsmail reported that he had been in negotiations with Mercedes over a reserve driver position, with the group viewing the Australian as a possible successor to Lewis Hamilton.
Nevertheless, these talks alerted Red Bull and Christian Horner entered the race to re-sign the 33-year-old, who acquired his massive break in F1 with the group earlier than transferring onto Renault.
And on Friday, Red Bull chief Helmur Marko confirmed to Sky Sports activities that Ricciardo can be their third driver for 2023, serving as a back-up to reigning world champion Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez.
Curiously, Perez’s take care of Red Bull ends in 2024, so a robust yr with the group may pave the best way for Ricciardo to win again his outdated seat.
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