Daniel Ricciardo Reveals Utopian 6-Year Plan That Never Happened in Rocky F1 Career

Published 09/26/2022, 5:27 AM EDT
ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS – SEPTEMBER 01: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and McLaren looks on in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of The Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on September 01, 2022 in Zandvoort, Netherlands. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo has been a maverick of the sport. He burst onto the scene with HRT in 2011 and showed the entire world of motorsports what they were in for. However, if you feel that the whole McLaren fiasco has been the only low point in Ricciardo’s career, the Honey Badger’s got news for you.

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Daniel Ricciardo seemingly had the world at his feet at Red Bull. His exploits with the Milton-Keynes outfit earned him 7 race victories and a place in Formula 1’s elite list. However, if you ask him, there has been one regret since his breakthrough season in 2014.

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While talking to Will Buxton in 2020, Ricciardo said, “To be honest with you, after my year in 2014, if I then look at 2020 I would’ve expected a World Title or three.”. He summed it all up by saying, “Since 2014 onwards, I’m certainly not surprised. If anything, I’m probably a bit underwhelmed.”.

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His stint with McLaren may be coming to an acrimonious end by the end of 2022. However, he still has plenty of options when it comes to a 2023 race seat. According to a certain team principal though, all Ricciardo has to do is call.

Haas boss Guenther Steiner says Daniel Ricciardo “will call” if he wants a 2023 race seat with the American team

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Daniel Ricciardo will probably be the most sought after free-agent for a 2023 race seat. He has been linked with multiple teams, however, Haas seem to be the front-runners in securing his services as their race driver for 2023.

Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 11, 2022 Haas team principal Guenther Steiner during an interview before practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Recently, Guenther Steiner, the team principal of Haas said, “In his situation, Daniel first has to decide for himself what he does.”. He explained, “It makes little sense to persuade him to do something, he has to decide for himself. If he feels like it, he will certainly call.

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Do you think Haas is the right destination for Daniel Ricciardo to re-ignite his Formula 1 career?

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Anirban Aly Mandal

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Anirban Aly Mandal is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. In his pursuit for a Bachelor's degree in Law from Symbiosis Law School, he has written multiple academic papers centered around the domain of motorsports. Not only that, but due to his love for F1, he aims to work as a legal advisor in the most prestigious racing series in the world some day.

Edited By: Ankit Sharma

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