F1: Is Verstappen in danger? He can hit
Posted on May 26, 2023 at 10:35 pm
Daniel Ricciardo’s usual big smile is in danger of closing. After a disappointing season with McLaren last season, the Australian stepped back and joined Red Bull as a reserve driver. Whoever believed in mid-May to be as good or better than other drivers should not appreciate the opinion of Helmut Marko, manager of Red Bull…
He arrived this winter as a reserve driver at Red BullDaniel Ricciardo he still hopes to return to service as a regular driver next season. A problem, because one of its managers, Helmut Marko answered. And he might not like it.
“I have always considered myself good, even better than others”
In comments reported by nextgen-auto.com, Daniel Ricciardo spoke next season: My goals when I return to F1? I have never won a world championship. But for most of my career, I at least fought for wins or podiums. I have always considered myself as good, if not better, than others. I try to put myself in the following state of mind: if I were to go back, how would I feel? What is my energy? I want all these answers now so I can approach next year with a clear plan. »
Ricciardo is not at Verstappen’s level for Helmut Marko
In words to official1.de, Helmut Marko refers to the level of Daniel Ricciardo : ” Where is Ricciardo compared to (Max) Verstappen and (Sergio) Perez in the simulator? Not at their level. We knew the characteristics of Daniel. Then came the Renault era. Then McLaren came and there was a problem. He was not the Ricciardo we knew. These are internal details. Something must have happened to him that slowed down his competitiveness. »