Australian Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo will not be a permanent part of the starting lineup from next season. His current club McLaren bought out Ricciardo’s contract in order to bring in his compatriot, the young Oscarak Piasti, thus leaving Ricciardo “on the street” from the next competitive year.
According to information from foreign media, Ricciardo could still find the “fastest circus” in the garage, and the current champion and his former team Red Bull, as well as the recently dethroned Mercedes, are negotiating with him, no less than teams offer “only” the place of reserve driver.
Ricciardo drew attention to himself back in 2014 when he celebrated at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. However, the career of the now 33-year-old driver did not go in the desired direction.
So far, the Australian has achieved a total of only three victories in the Formula 1 championship. In addition to the aforementioned triumph in Canada, Ricciardo reached the victory podium in Monaco in 2018 and a year ago at the race for the Italian Grand Prix in Monza.
The now already experienced driver is currently 12th in the general standings with 35 points, but at the last race in Mexico he reminded once again how much quality he possesses. He started 11th and despite a 10-second penalty finished in seventh place.