Break from F1 can be blessing in disguise, says Ricciardo

Ricciardo’s chances to obtain a place in Formula One seems to be slimming

by Sourav D
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Break from F1 can be blessing in disguise, says Ricciardo

With only two teams yet to unveil their driver line-up for 2023, Ricciardo’s chances to obtain a place in Formula 1 seems to be slimming, however, the 33-year-old Australian who will exit a $15-million Aston Martin F1 racer’s job by year-end, said in an interview that he has been giving a thorough thought over a reserve driver role for next season, while a one-year break from Formula One could prove to be “a blessing in disguise”.

Aside from that, latest remarks from Ricciardo came against the backdrop of a baleful outlook of his career as the Australian has reportedly been having a tough time to even find a job as a reserve driver. On top of that, Ricciardo has reportedly been approached for a job as a racer in NASCAR, however the Australian had decided either to stay in F1 or to take a break from racing.

Ricciardo says a-year break from F1 could be a blessing

In tandem, latest remarks from Ricciardo came forth just days after he had finished Mexican GP at seventh and received praise from audiences, as he had to execute numerous overtakes after having been met with a ten seconds penalty.

Meanwhile, speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Ricciardo said, “I can confidently say I won't be on the grid, behind a wheel [in 2023]. But I still want to be in the sport, I want to be working with a team still with the ambition to be back on the grid in '24.

I feel like a bit of time away from a race seat will actually do me good, and then try to rebuild on something for '24”. Nonetheless, Ricciardo had struggled to match the standard of Lando Norris throughout his time in Aston Martin.

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