Daniel Ricciardo mentioned there’s “some flexibility” on his choices to race competitively in 2023, after being ousted from his full-time Components 1 seat on the finish of 2022.
The Australian has returned to Purple Bull below the third driver position, which sees him placing in periods within the simulator and driving their present vehicles.
Regardless of not having a aggressive drive elsewhere, Ricciardo believes that there are nonetheless potentialities for different racing collection if he was “actually pushing” on one thing that Purple Bull would give him assist.
“I’d suppose there can be some flexibility if I used to be actually pushing on one thing that I actually wished to do, and if it meant Purple Bull would get entangled, then it is a win-win,” Ricciardo informed media, together with RacingNews365.com.
Ricciardo not taking a look at ‘doing something competitively’
There was some hypothesis that Ricciardo can be curious about racing within the Indy 500, nonetheless the Australian shortly rubbished any claims that he wished to race on the excessive velocity oval circuit with an amusing response.
Ricciardo confirmed that he’s not taking a look at competing in some other motorsport class competitively, largely because of the expectation that comes with being a ‘fan favorite’ F1 driver.
He continued: “Proper now I am not likely taking a look at doing something competitively. I type of additionally simply need that psychological day off. Competitors is superior, I actually do like it, nevertheless it’s so much [of mental strain] as properly. I feel if I used to be to step into one thing else, inevitably there can be a stage of expectation.
“So I would wish to guarantee that I may simply have enjoyable with it, as a result of I feel that is actually what this yr is as properly, it is an opportunity for me simply to take a bit extra of a light-hearted strategy on issues and an ease off.
“I feel if I went into one thing that was going to place a whole lot of stress on me, I am unsure I’d truly take pleasure in it. I do not know if that is actually what 2023 is asking for from me. So, for now, [I’m] not likely [looking].”
- Ricciardo: There’s ‘some flexibility’ on racing competitively in 2023
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