CChristian Horner has great memories, personally and sportingly, of Daniel Ricciardo, who won races at Red Bull and put Sebastian Vettel in a bind. Now that the Australian is without a team for 2023, he publicly gives him a cable in the middle of Alpine’s ‘casting’ to find a driver, although Ricciardo was with them when he was a Renault.
“I hope that Daniel will continue in Formula 1 next year. It’s a shame his current situation, he’s a great driver and if he was at Alpine I would probably sign him for 2023, he is someone they already know and in their last season together they had very good results. I think he’s the kind of person who can rebuild after some tough times,” he said on the official Formula 1 podcast, Beyond The Grid.
“I remember the races he did when he was with us, the overtaking and some of the wins. That’s still inside of him, all he needs is a reset. as in all sportsConfidence is everything and Daniel doesn’t have it at McLaren, even though he’s been in two cars with two different regulations, but he’s still a very capable driver.. I hope it will still be on the grid in 2023,” he adds.
A few weeks ago, Horner recalled that he did not understand Ricciardo’s departure at the time and that they put a large amount of money on the table. “We made him stratospheric offers, but Daniel could see Max going up and he didn’t want to become the second driver. We were sad that he decided to leave the team and it is unfortunate that it did not work out for him as he would have liked. He has great skills, a great personality. Of course, now he has a competitive partner as well. He’s giving her a hard time and it’s hard on him.”
Piastri. on the must
Likewise, the Red Bull boss assures that he should have intervened, as McLaren did, for Oscar Piastri. I know him from his time at Arden in Formula 4 and Formula Renault and it was a good opportunity for Red Bull to get his services, but we didn’t go after him, it’s something I regret”it states.
“Oscar is a great driver, but his problem is that he will have to deal with the expectations that are placed on him, which will be huge. He is going to have a driver like Lando across the garage and it is not easy at all.But in this business you either sink or swim. He is very capable and I am sure he will do very well”, he closes.