Ricciardo ‘wouldn’t be involved’ if Vettel walked away from F1

08-07-2019 16:08
by Bevan Youl
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Ricciardo ‘wouldn’t be involved’ if Vettel walked away from F1

Daniel Ricciardo has stated that he ‘wouldn’t be involved’ if Sebastian Vettel made the decision to retire from Ferrari and Formula 1 amid the speculation that the German could walk away.

For quite a few years Ricciardo to Ferrari has been rumoured here and there but the Australian has shut down any suggestion that it could happen for the 2020 F1 season.
 
There were suggestions of Vettel walking away from F1 at the end of this year and claims that Ferrari had been searching for a replacement followed, looking at Mercedes Valtteri Bottas and Ricciardo.
 
Ricciardo made the decision to move to Renault for the start of this season mid-way through last year, leaving Red Bull after five years.
 
Ricciardo told Auto Week: "To be honest, I've been seeing articles like for the last three or four years consecutively.
 
"So it's not new to me now. I have my contract, it's a hard contract until the end of 2020, it was a two-year deal.

"So if Seb did walk away this year, then that's his decision, but I wouldn't be involved in that."

In his first season at Renault the  Australian has struggled to find his feet early on but is looking to have hit some form over the past few races, bar Austria.

"There's a lot a lot of stuff to take care of this year still," he added.

"I think Austria took a little bit of wind out of our sails, because we had quite good momentum through Monaco, Canada and France. 

"Then we obviously didn't feel like we performed as well as we should have in Austria. 

"I've been on the phone a little bit to the engineers this week and trying to figure it out. So Silverstone should be better. I think we've understood a little bit."

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