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Ricciardo gives update on future: 'Don't want to just sign first contract'

Ricciardo gives update on future: 'Don't want to just sign first contract'

6 October - 18:28 Last update: 19:41


Daniel Ricciardo has still not decided what he will do in 2023. The Australian does not yet have a Formula 1 seat for next season, but Ricciardo stresses that he is taking his time to figure out what is best for him.

Ricciardo achieved his best result so far in 2022 at the Singapore Grand Prix with a P5 finish. The McLaren driver has yet to decide on his future plans for next season, as he will be replaced by Oscar Piastri in 2023.

With only a few seats left for next year, it is starting to look more and more like Ricciardo will not have a permanent seat in 2023. Only at Alpine, Haas and Williams, there is a spot left, but those teams seem to have other candidates in mind.

Ricciardo feels no pressure

Rumours have been circulating for some time that the Australian is in talks with Mercedes about a role as a reserve driver at the top team. In Singapore, footage surfaced of Ricciardo leaving Mercedes' premises. In any case, the 33-year-old driver himself is in no hurry to decide his future.

" I wouldn't say there is a problem. I am just taking time to figure out what will be the best thing for me. There is no rush. I feel no pressure to quickly sign something. I want to take the right amount of time. I won't just sign the first contract to be back on the grid", Ricciardo is quoted in Suzuka by Crash.net.

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