Martin Brundle says Daniel Ricciardo wants THREE sturdy performances to avoid wasting his McLaren seat with Aussie veteran combating for his Formulation One future amid horrible season
- Daniel Ricciardo wants three sturdy drives to maintain his seat as an F1 driver
- The Australian veteran has endured a depressing time of it at McLaren this yr
- Martin Brundle believes Ricciardo is liable to being axed by his present staff
McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo has had a depressing begin to the 2022 F1 season, and legendary commentator Martin Brundle is of the opinion the affable Aussie is up in opposition to it to be on the staff in 2023, regardless of being beneath contract.
Ricciardo was mediocre in his first yr at McLaren final season, notching simply the one win and one podium – however he has regressed even additional this yr, whereas teammate Lando Norris continues to construct properly.
Eyebrows had been raised when McLaren bosses mentioned Ricciardo had not met ‘his or our expectations’ after one other disappointing outcome, this time on the Monaco GP.
Daniel Ricciardo wants three sturdy drives to maintain his McLaren seat, Martin Brundle says
The Australian has had a torrid marketing campaign and crashed his McLaren throughout observe at Monaco
Ricciardo signed a three-year take care of the staff in Might 2020, reportedly on $32million per yr.
Brundle, himself a former driver, believes McLaren has no selection however to maneuver on from their costly mistake.
‘They can not take this into 2023,’ Brundle mentioned of Ricciardo’s kind and the obvious staff disunity. ‘The staff is just too massive and there is an excessive amount of at stake,’ he advised Information Corp.
Formulation One knowledgeable Brundle believes Ricciardo wants an enormous turnaround to outlive the chop
The one approach Ricciardo can save his spot subsequent yr, based on Brundle, is a dramatic turnaround on the observe.
‘Three sturdy outcomes to indicate he is nonetheless acquired it’s going to assist everyone calm down. In any other case, I can think about each events sitting down on the finish of the yr or earlier than the tip of the yr saying, this isn’t working. This isn’t working for us,’ mentioned Brundle.
That may definitely be powerful for Ricciardo, who cannot blame all of his troubles on the automotive.
Ricciardo is on $32m a yr at McLaren however has received only one race since becoming a member of in 2021