F1: Daniel Ricciardo’s team ‘talking to pretty much everyone’
Daniel Ricciardo said his team is “talking to pretty much everyone” about securing a ride on the F1 grid in 2023.
Talking ahead of this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, Ricciardo said that Plan A is to keep racing after his breakup with McLaren at the end of this season. A distant Plan B is taking a year off from racing with an eye toward 2024.
“I’m still keen to be part of F1, of course Plan A would be on the grid – but as I said, I don’t want to just jump at the first seat available,” Ricciardo said Thursday. “My team is talking to pretty much everyone and they are having conversations.
“… We are just doing our due diligence and figuring out what’s best. Trying to see beyond next year, because for me I want be racing but also don’t want to be just looking at the next 12 months and not the next 24.”
Ricciardo, 33, has eight career wins in F1, most recently at the Italian Grand Prix on Sept. 12, 2021.
–Field Level Media