The eight-time F1 champion will part ways with McLaren at the end of the season, one day ahead of his initial contract with the Woking-based team after struggling with performance and the team’s car year.
Ricciardo is now a free agent next year and he is not sure where he will play but still believes he is still capable of competing in the top flight.
“I think the future, what will happen in the future, I’m not sure…I’m not sure yet. But we’ll see,” Ricardo said in a social media post on his personal channel confirmed the news.
I learned a lot about myself that I think will help with the next steps in my career, but only in general, in life.
He added: “The sport, I still love it…I still love it. It didn’t make a difference. I still have that fire, my belly I still have that belief in me that I can do it at the highest level.”
Mai Keren driver Daniel Ricciardo and his engineers
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Despite a difficult few seasons at McLaren, Ricciardo’s vast experience and previous success in F1 is one of the most enticing options in the driver’s market.
2023 F1 race seat options are limited, but Ricciardo could stay on track next season with Alpine, Alfa Romeo, Haas or Williams, all of which The respective driver line-ups for next year have not been officially finalized.
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Ricardo also revealed more details Explain the deal with McLaren to part ways at the end of the season and his desire to end his time with the team at a high level.
“We had a lot of discussions but in the end we collectively decided it was best for both of us. I will continue to do it for the rest of the year, absolutely, I will continue to give it my all, “He says.
“From a results standpoint, of course, consistently getting the results and the form I’m after is not always there and it’s tough. I definitely feel it. But I also have a lot Great memories of my time with the team.
“I want to be at Monza, I want to be on the highest level, I want to bring the team its first victory since 2012. That kind of stuff is awesome, seeing the smile on everyone’s face and being in that moment. It’s something I’ll never forget, so there’s a lot to learn from it as well. “