Daniel Ricciardo‘s season in Formula 1 has been a rollercoaster, moving from the reserve bench to the front line, then to the sickbay and back, but he is optimistic about the future with his team AlphaTauri, and is looking forward to 2024.
‣ Daniel Ricciardo’s season in Formula 1 has been a rollercoaster, moving from the reserve bench to the front line and back again, finally settling at AlphaTauri.
‣ AlphaTauri, Red Bull Racing’s sister team, is showing signs of improvement, especially on the technical front, which could lead to interesting times for Ricciardo and his teammate Yuki Tsunoda.
‣ Ricciardo sees similarities between his career path and the team’s rebuilding phase, expressing confidence in the future.
‣ Ricciardo, who is aiming for a seat at Red Bull Racing in 2024, believes the team has faith in him and sees him as a Red Bull driver, not as a McLaren driver.
Daniel Ricciardo’s season? Talk about a rollercoaster. From the bench to the front line, then a detour to the sickbay, and back again in the Formula 1 world. By the time he got his bearings at AlphaTauri, the season had already waved goodbye. But hey, 2024 is already on his radar.
A new name for the team, new US sponsors, and a glimmer of hope for a better year for Red Bull Racing’s sister team. Yeah, the past few months have hinted at AlphaTauri’s technical prowess. So, it’s safe to say that interesting times could be on the horizon for Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo. Ricciardo himself acknowledged this in a chat with GPblog and others.
Ricciardo sees similarities between the team and himself. “It is. I feel like there’s a lot for me coming back in. That’s really exciting. I think there’s also a team that is kind of rebuilding. A little bit like how I’ve kind of done during this phase of my career, so we’re all kind of on a similar path. I would say there’s a lot of confidence.
The veteran driver, who’s got his eye on Sergio Perez‘s seat at Red Bull Racing in 2024, had a few words for his teammate. “Yuki has stepped up a lot and kind of proved himself. I think the team has a lot of faith in me, and I think they still see me as a Red Bull driver and the results I had and not as a McLaren driver and the results I had so we’re all in a good place,” Ricciardo concluded.
So, what’s next? Only time will tell.