Daniel Ricciardo returns to Crimson Bull as 3rd driver for 2023

Daniel Ricciardo returns to Crimson Bull as 3rd driver for 2023

Just two times just after the chequered flag fell at the time-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Crimson Bull has verified that Daniel Ricciardo will return to the Milton Keynes-dependent squad as the 3rd driver for the 2023 F1 time.

Ricciardo initially competed in Components One particular in 2011 with HRT, then moved on to Toro Rosso for the upcoming two seasons prior to becoming a member of Crimson Bull as crew mate of Sebastian Vettel. This 5-yr stint with the Austrian-Anglo outfit observed the Australian driver rating his maiden victory at the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix and rating 6 additional wins.

In 2019, Verstappen remaining Crimson Bull to be part of forces with Renault with this two-yr stint bringing two podium finshes to Ricciardo. The Perth-born racer remaining the Enstone-dependent squad at the finish of the 2020 F1 time to be part of McLaren. While Ricciardo gained the 2021 Italian Grand Prix, the previous two many years unsuccessful to convey contant achievement.

His annoying absence of efficiency at McLaren experienced remaining him on the very hot seat for months with the Woking-dependent outfit confirming before in the yr that it would exchange Ricciardo with Oscar Piasrti. Crimson Bull have now disclosed that Ricciardo will rejoin the crew as their 3rd driver – driving for the crew throughout advertising and marketing situations and clearly show operates and carrying out simulator obligations.

Talking of the information, Ricciardo explained: “The smile states it all, I’m certainly psyched to be coming again house to Oracle Crimson Bull Racing as their 3rd Driver in 2023. I currently have so numerous fond reminiscences of my time below, but the welcome from Christian, Dr Marko and the whole crew is one thing I’m sincerely appreciative of.

“For me individually, the means to add to and be surrounded by the ideal crew in F1 is massively interesting, although also offering me some time to recharge and refocus. I can not wait around to be with the crew and assistance with simulator function, screening classes and business actions. Let us go!”

Staff manager Christian Horner commented: “It is wonderful to convey Daniel again into the Crimson Bull family members. He has great expertise and this sort of a good character I know the total manufacturing facility is psyched to be welcoming him house. In his purpose as exam and 3rd driver, Daniel will give us the likelihood to diversify, helping in the enhancement of the motor vehicle, aiding the Staff with his working experience and know-how of what it requires to triumph in F1.

“We’re pretty happy to be doing the job with Daniel once more and glimpse ahead to every thing he will convey to the Staff in 2023.”

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