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Ricciardo Addresses Recent Negative Comments About His Future In F1

Find me an F1 fan that doesn’t love Daniel Ricciardo – I dare ya. The man is one of the most-loved personalities in the paddock, which is why it’s been so tough to watch his struggles at McLaren.

Of course, there was the wicked win in Monza last season but, generally, his recent performances haven’t been as expected, with some fans recently suggesting his F1 seat could be under threat.

Zak Brown even dipped into the conversations to confirm there were “mechanisms” available to end Ricciardo’s contract early, which is currently valid until the end of 2023 – though these are thought to be on Ricciardo’s side.

Chatting about the comments fans and media have made about his future, DR said that they existed because “I guess at the end of the day, people care”.

“I think it’s why I’m probably being talked about finishing 13th [in Monaco] because people know that I can be better. I guess it speaks to my results in the past.

“I guess me, as a driver, people believe in me, simply. I also don’t expect an amazing narrative when I cross the line in 13th.

“But yeah, I like pressure. It’s a good platform to perform on. And it’s also why I signed up to this. I love it.

“Success after struggle always tastes a little sweeter. So that’s what I look forward to it.”

Daniel was back in the points at the recent Baku GP, managing to finish in eighth place and ahead of his teammate Lando Norris despite some interesting team orders.

Will Ricciardo still be in his McLaren seat for 2023? Let us know what you think in the comments.

3 thoughts on “Ricciardo Addresses Recent Negative Comments About His Future In F1

  • KidN0thingBoy says:

    You’re right, everybody loves Danny Ric. Sometimes the sport just doesn’t love him back. If he doesn’t get a seat next season I can see him going to Nascar. Something I know he’d love to do.

  • Richard Jackson says:

    Sometimes we forget how predetermined the line up is. F1 is so involved these days, it’s no longer a sport where a driver alone can make all the difference.

    Red Bull wasn’t working out for him, but it was his best shot at a quality car, just as a #2 driver. Likes of the Bottas story really. You can move elsewhere, but you won’t have a competitive car.

    Have been surprised two different iterations of McLaren cars have not worked for his style now. Feels like Indy or nascar would honestly be a better fit for the personality regardless of skill level.

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