“I’ve been in this situation”: Daniel Ricciardo receives support from a colleague after his departure
After two seasons in which the expected results were not achieved, Daniel Ricardo announced that he would be leaving McLaren at the end of the year, without having a confirmed seat for 2023. The Australian driver is in a delicate situation, as he has little time left to negotiate with a team and continue to compete in the Great Circus. In this sense, a driver from the current grid supported him and assured that he had also been in this situation in the past.
Daniel Ricardo He has participated in Formula 1 since 2011 when he started at Toro Rosso. Years later he went to Red Bull where he reached his highest level. However, the pressure of being Max Verstappen’s partner caused him to leave the Austrian team and during his time at Renault he failed to shine.. Currently, he will compete for McLaren until the end of the 2022 season and his future in the Grand Cirque is unconfirmed. In this sense, Checo Pérez supported the former RBR rider and remembered when he went through a similar situation. The Mexican took issue with the Australian’s criticism.
“I’ve been in this situation before and sometimes for people sitting in front of computers, on social media, it’s very easy to judge things, but for us, it’s our life, it’s what we want to do and we still want to do it. be in sports”explained Checo Pérez supporting Daniel Ricardo on the official Formula 1 website.
Before arriving at Red Bull, Checo doubted his continuity in the highest category of motorsport, because Racing Point informed him very belatedly of the decision not to continue. Fortunately for the Mexican, the Austrian team opened the door to him and now he is fighting for the top spots in the championship.
The support of the former boss
Christian Horner also spoke about Ricciardo’s delicate situation. In this sense, his former boss when he wore the Austrian jumpsuit felt sad about the gift of the 33-year-old runner and assured that he had lost his smile. In the same vein, he hopes to succeed in finding a place for next season.
“It’s very sad. I don’t recognize him as the same driver he was when he was with us. He’s one of the best guys who definitely has the ability and I hope he finds a place in Formula 1. His confidence is We’re used to seeing him on the podium tapping his foot with that big smile and we don’t see him anymore,” Horner lamented.
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