Haas crew principal Guenther Steiner has left the door open for Daniel Ricciardo to affix the American outfit in 2024, admitting that the Australian will name when ‘he’s prepared.’
Daniel Ricciardo was purchased out of the ultimate 12 months of his McLaren contract after two underwhelming seasons with the Woking-based outfit, who introduced in rookie Oscar Piastri as his substitute.
Whereas there was loads of curiosity within the Australian’s providers final 12 months, Ricciardo was adamant about not becoming a member of a backmarker crew. As an alternative, he opted to tackle the function of reserve driver at Purple Bull, the crew he left on the finish of 2018 to affix Renault.
Steiner has lengthy been an admirer of Ricciardo’s. Nonetheless, when requested throughout an interview with Sky Sports activities F1 if he had been thought-about for one of many two Haas seats in 2024, he downplayed the notion.
“No, not within the second. I feel Daniel (Ricciardo) is with Purple Bull for the time being. I do not know for a way lengthy. I truly was with Daniel on the airplane to Australia, so we had slightly little bit of a chat however not a couple of contract, nearly common life and what’s going on, however we did not even go there, to be sincere.
“Daniel needed to take a 12 months out after which see what he needs to do subsequent. I feel when he’s prepared, he’ll telephone folks up and say, ‘I’m prepared once more’.”
Lando Norris would like to see Daniel Ricciardo return to the F1 grid sooner or later
McLaren driver Lando Norris has admitted that he ‘would like to see Daniel Ricciardo return to the F1 grid sooner or later’.
Norris was Ricciardo’s teammate for 2 seasons at McLaren, throughout which the Australian’s profession trajectory took a downward spiral.
Now a reserve at Purple Bull behind reigning world champion Max Verstappen and his teammate Sergio Perez, Ricciardo hopes it would ultimately assist him discover a everlasting seat on the grid sooner or later.
Norris feels Ricciardo’s talents warrant him driving full-time in F1. Throughout an interview with speedcafe.com, the Briton stated:
“What was excellent about Daniel (Ricciardo) was his expertise of being a driver who’s gained races, who’s achieved loads in his profession or Method 1 and everybody charges as extraordinarily excessive, or charges as one of many highest drivers on the grid in earlier years.”
Norris additionally believes that Ricciardo is likely one of the most likable people within the sport. He stated:
“I’d like to see Daniel on the grid simply because he’s a really gifted driver. He’s a man that everybody loves, for a lot of causes. He at all times makes races thrilling, and particularly when he was with Purple Bull previously when he had a automobile which was able to placing on an excellent present, then he was in a position to expose it and take advantage of it.”
Daniel Ricciardo has loads of time between now and the top of the season to discover his choices. Then once more, foolish season can kick in at a second’s discover in F1.