Daniel Ricciardo reveals whether he is worried about the lack of seats in 2024

" I don’t want [just] any seat next year, as much as I think I want to be racing again"

by Sead Dedovic
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Daniel Ricciardo reveals whether he is worried about the lack of seats in 2024

Daniel Ricciardo will be looking for a place in the team in the 2024 season. The question is whether he will get a chance and on which team. Speaking to Top Gear, Ricciardo commented that he was also concerned about the lack of seats.

Daniel is apparently not too worried and is aware of what he could expect. “It doesn’t scare me. It’s always been like that. And I knew this was going to be a risk obviously removing myself from a seat. But I think it’s clear what I don’t want.

I don’t want [just] any seat next year, as much as I think I want to be racing again. I don’t want to just start from zero, and kind of build my [F1] career from scratch. It’s not coming from an arrogant place.

But I’m just past that. I don’t think that’s going to stimulate me or give me that second wind I’m looking for. So it makes the top seats even scarcer. But that’s where I know I will be able to perform at my best and thrive.

That’s the sort of stuff I’m keeping my eyes on”. - he said, as quoted by crash.net

Red Bull return

Returning to Red Bull was an exciting experience for him. He cooperated with a man with whom he once had the opportunity to cooperate.

Ricciardo seems happy in his new team and expects big things. “The first day back at Red Bull in the simulator was the most fun I’ve ever had driving a simulator, which is crazy, especially because at this point in my career that’s normally the boring work,” he continued.

“But Simon my engineer at the time at Red Bull, he’s running the sim now. So it was like we were back in the routine of 2018 and mate, I loved it. It took me a few laps to get going and once I did it all felt familiar again.

I would honestly say in a day my confidence went from being probably pretty low to back at the levels I remember being at. And I think just having that time off [also] just gave me a chance to, in a way, forget a little bit of the last two years. Just go in there with a fresh mind”.

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