Ricciardo has not yet ruled out possibilities of racing in F1 next year



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Ricciardo has not yet ruled out possibilities of racing in F1 next year

In an interview with a press agency over recent past, Daniel Ricciardo, the 33-year-old Australian who is going to be replaced by reigning F2 champion Oscar Piastri next year following a mutual contract termination with McLaren, said that he is still expecting to race in Formula One next year, however, he would not just take any seats.

Nonetheless, latest remarks from Ricciardo came forth at a time, when whispers are loudening that the Australian might not be able to find a seat behind a steering wheel at F1 next year. If truth is to be spoken, irrespective of the acrimony and cynicism that the Aussie might be stomaching, he should swallow a bitter pill that there are only three seats available and he does not seem to be a suitable candidate for any of them in 2023, suggested analysts.

Apart from that, his poor form over past couple of years that had often sent him among the rookies and embarrassed McLaren with Norris scoring all the points, would highly likely to add to further holocaust. Ricciardo will be a free agent by end-2022, as McLaren had decided to pay off the Aussie’s one-year payment in advance to break up the tie.

Ricciardo still hopeful of finding a seat in F1

Meanwhile, speaking in an interview with a press agency, Ricciardo said that he would only join F1 next year, if there is an offer lucrative enough to suffice his standard.

Ricciardo said in the interview, “I've certainly accepted if I'm not to be on the grid next year, I'm OK with that. I've accepted that I'm not going to do everything -- or my team's not going to do everything -- just to put me on the grid if it's not right or it doesn't make sense”.