Daniel Ricciardo Makes an Interesting Revelation Regarding His Career at McLaren F1

Published 01/03/2022, 9:41 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 18, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo during a press conference Pool via REUTERS/Andrej Isakovic


Daniel Ricciardo is coming off a tough year in 2021. His teammate Lando Norris comfortably beat him during the course of the season. Although he got better and won in Monza in the second part of the season, his struggle was noticeable.

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2021 was Daniel’s first year with McLaren after moving from Renault. The 32-year-old mentions that at this stage of his career he is more focused on being happy in the sport. But Ricciardo made a surprising admission regarding his future with the team and the sport.

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I won in maybe the most difficult year of my career: Daniel Ricciardo

As reported by GPFans, the Aussie driver mentioned he is not looking to move anytime soon from McLaren to any other team despite not fighting for championships. The Honey Badger mentioned he likes the team and the brand and could end his career with the team.

“I’ve obviously moved around a bit in the last three years or four years, whatever it’s been, and I do want to, especially because of the environment I find myself in, which is one that I really enjoy, make it work and I want to be here,” said Ricciardo.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021, McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo celebrates after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

” The reason why I’m not even thinking about other teams or anything past my future and anything further than McLaren is that I won in maybe the most difficult year of my career. So I’m also like, ‘If I can win [last year] then what does that tell for our journey to come?’

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I’m definitely excited, and I do want to be here, potentially till the end, yep,” said Daniel.

It would be interesting to see if the Australian driver can win a championship with McLaren in the coming years. Ricciardo has a contract with the British team till the end of the 2023 season. Hopefully, he can win a title by then and cap off his amazing career in style.

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With a whole host of changes for the 2022 season, where do you think Ricciardo will finish in the drivers’ standings?

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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