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Should Ricciardo be careful? 'I'm fast enough for Formula One'

Should Ricciardo be careful? 'I'm fast enough for Formula One'

13-07-2022 07:47 Last update: 09:48
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IndyCar driver Colton Herta made his first metres in McLaren's 2021 MCL35M on Monday and Tuesday. The American already feels fast enough for Formula 1.

It's no secret that Daniel Ricciardo's McLaren seat is in jeopardy. The Australian joined the British team in 2021, but he has so far failed to deliver the results he wanted. McLaren want Ricciardo to be able to keep up the pace of Lando Norris, but the Brit often finishes ahead of his teammate.

Ricciardo does not only have competitors for his seat in F1. Amongst others, IndyCar driver Herta is mentioned as an option for McLaren. Herta covered a total distance of 750 kilometres during his first F1 test. Later this season he might also be in action during a free practice session.

Herta: 'Think I'm fast enough for F1'

In a video interview with Reuters the IndyCar driver revealed that he thinks he can be competitive in F1. "You can't say no to that question or else you wouldn't be a professional driver. I do think I'm fast enough. Whether they agree or not, I guess time will tell. Hopefully I can get some more chances in the car and kind of show."

Ricciardo has a contract at McLaren until 2023. The Australian would have the option to end his contract himself. According to rumours, that option is becoming increasingly likely, as Ricciardo had expected more from his time at McLaren.

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