According to Motosport.com and English media, McLaren have notified Daniel Ricciardo of their intention to replace him with fellow Australian Oscar Piastri in the 2023 Formula 1 season.
Mercato very eventful in Formula 1. While Max Verstappen rushes towards a second title of world champion, the teams already have their heads in the world championship 2023. On the side of McLaren, the big maneuvers have already begun.
According to Motosport.com, the British team have let Daniel Ricciardo know that they are not counting on him next year. Eighth in 2021, twelfth halfway through the championship, very far from his teammate Lando Norris, the ex-Renault driver is disappointing. Despite a contract that runs until 2023, McLaren is determined to find a solution to dismiss the Australian driver sib.
Ricciardo to Alpine?
The seat would be promised to his young compatriot Oscar Piatri who would have even signed a pre-contract. At the heart of an imbroglio with Alpine, the F2 champion (21) has firmly denied the announcement of his arrival in the French team next season in place of Fernando Alonso, leaving for Aston Martin.
While Ricciardo could just replace the Spaniard, McLaren would have advanced his pawns with Piastri several weeks ago via his manager, Sebastian Vettel’s ex-teammate Mark Webber. If his seat at McLaren is not yet acquired, he is already the subject of a sacred soap opera.