Daniel Ricciardo on retirement plans: “It’d be nice to step away from racing"

14-09-2019 08:12
by Louis Shaw
F1 News
Daniel Ricciardo on retirement plans: “It’d be nice to step away from racing

Daniel Ricciardo is in his prime. At the age of 30, the Aussie should be achieving his best results and driving the best he has having matured after years of racing. At this age drivers also start to think about what they are going to do after they finish in Formula 1. 

Many drivers retire but remain part of the sport. Alain Prost, Niki Lauda and Nico Rosberg are all examples of drivers who retired but stayed involved in Formula 1. Ricciardo thinks that he will step away completely when he does retire. 

“Once I’ve burnt myself out from racing, I think I’ll want to step away,” Ricciardo said to TheCheckeredFlag“Another thing is, I’ve always had other interests growing up. I love racing, but I grew up playing other sports too.

“It’d be nice to step away from racing, after putting everything into it. Because then I could end that chapter and think, ‘Awesome, that part of my life is done’. So we’ll see what happens.

“But, more than anything, I definitely have an interest to do something outside of that. Whether that’s in fashion or music, I don’t know.

“I don’t see myself being tied down to this sport all my life. It’s certainly been my passion my whole life, but I’d love to do something else successful other than racing cars.“

It is interesting to see that Ricciardo is already thinking about post-retirement plans. Maybe he isn't enjoying his time at Renault and he wants out? 

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