Daniel Ricciardo thinks his third driving position with Red Bull Racing will enable him to be active in the sport as he mulls his choices. Daniel Ricciardo is certain that the change would allow him to rejuvenate before quitting the sport in 2023.
At the Abu Dhabi test, Daniel Ricciardo addressed the on-site journalists to clarify his stance for the next year:
“Just to be clear, I won’t be on the grid for the next season. But look, it’s definitely a way for me to continue being active while also giving me the time I need to back off. Just taking a little break allowed me to regroup, rediscover my passionate love for it, and rebuild myself. Because if you don’t have it at this level, I’m not doing myself or anybody else around me justice. I don’t think I’ve lost it, but I’m afraid of it.”
Daniel Ricciardo will be Red Bull’s third driver, taking Oscar Piastri‘s seat at McLaren. Daniel Ricciardo believes he may lose his passion for racing even though he won’t be competing in 2023 and has said he would be taking a vacation.
The departing McLaren driver thinks the chance at Red Bull will either help him get back into racing or lead him to give up on it. He thinks he would have been too worn out to go for another season.
Daniel Ricciardo believes his work with Red Bull will keep him active in the sport
The Australian driver thinks Red Bull is the ideal place for a vacation because of their winning mentality. He acknowledged discussing the prospect (a reserve driver) with other teams, and he believes that by remaining in the pit lane and around Formula One, he will remain in the fans’ thoughts.
The third driver position, in Daniel Ricciardo’s opinion, will provide him the chance to work on the vehicle and keep current with the automotive aspect of the sport while giving him a vacation from the sport’s intense competition.
Daniel Ricciardo is back at Red Bull, which puts him in a comfortable setting. The third Red Bull driver, who was just confirmed, also told Sportskeeda in Abu Dhabi that he was looking forward to a vacation from the sport’s competition since his time at McLaren had worn him out.
Daniel Ricciardo’s win at Monza in 2021 remains his last noteworthy achievement, although Red Bull has always been his strongest partner. The former Red Bull driver will serve as the team’s insurance policy since there are many unresolved issues between Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen, as was evident in Brazil.