Australian Daniel Ricciardo has revealed that he has not given up hope about his presence in Formula 1 next year, indicating that he is continuing his talks with various teams.
McLaren dispensed with the services of Ricciardo, as it decided to terminate his driver’s contract at the end of the current season, to make way for Oscar Piastre to join the team next year. Where will he be with Lando Norris?.
This leaves Ricciardo without a seat for the time being, and with so many limited options that there is a high probability he will miss out on F1 entirely next year.
Although there were no developments mentioned for Ricciardo in the Singapore Grand Prix, he revealed the continuation of his talks with various parties, and that he is reconciled with himself, whatever the final decision.
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Ricciardo said: “My business management team continues to talk with the various teams, and therefore negotiations are continuing. We try to clarify all the options available, and then make the best decision for us.”
He continued: “I realize that my confidence in myself is not the highest, but we must slow down, evaluate everything that is available, and then determine the best destination.”
“I want to race, my goal is to be on the grid next year, I want to assess what my options are for the next few months,” he added. 12 The future, not what will happen after two years.”
He continued: “I understand that if I agree to play a reserve driver, there will be a risk, nothing is guaranteed. But we study everything that is available. At this point, especially with the top teams, there are no guarantees.”
He ended his statement by saying:But I’m at peace with myself no matter what happens next year, because in the end everything will happen for a good reason.”
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