As the summer break nears completion and with drivers swapping the beach for the race-track once again, August has been far from a month of no news in the world of Formula 1.It started with the shock announcement that Fernando Alonso will be taking soon-to-be retired Sebastian Vettel’s seat at Aston Martin, leaving a stunned Alpine in the lurch. Still, a simple promotion of highly-regarded test driver Oscar Piastri to the top table would be straightforward, wouldn’t it? A quite dramatic and firm no.The Australian – having been announced as Alpine’s driver for 2023 – released a statement insisting...
Daniel Ricciardo will not receive ‘another chance’ in F1 if he leaves McLaren, predicts Ralf Schumacher
Daniel Ricciardo won’t get another chance in Formula 1 should he not stay at McLaren next season, predicts former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher. Ricciardo has a contract at McLaren until the end of 2023 and put speculation over his future seemingly to bed last month when he insisted he wanted to see out his deal despite struggling this season. But McLaren have been heavily linked with Alpine test driver Oscar Piastri since the start of the summer break, with the 2021 F2 champion insisting he won’t be driving for Alpine next season despite the team announcing him as their...
It looks like McLaren is trying to force Daniel Ricciardo out to open a spot for super-prospect Oscar Piastri.
Lando Norris insists there are no “mind games” at McLaren and he is only concerned with helping his struggling teammate Daniel Ricciardo.Norris has proved consistently quicker than Ricciardo during their time together at McLaren and the gap between the young Briton and the experienced Australian has never been clearer than this season, where Norris has 76 championship points and Ricciardo only 19 at the summer break. While Norris is now signed to a long-term contract with the team, Ricciardo’s future remains in doubt. But Norris insists he is determined to help his teammate contribute in McLaren’s fight to finish...
Alpine have been at the centre of driver market drama this summer after Fernando Alonso shocked the team by signing for Aston Martin, while their planned replacement Oscar Piastri sensationally refuted their announcement and insisted he will be driving elsewhere next season. The Piastri fiasco has brought Ricciardo unexpectedly back...
Daniel Ricciardo still has one year left on his contract. McLaren will have to buy him out of his contract, costing at least $17 million. Last week Sebastian Vettel announced that he would be retiring from F1 after a stellar career that saw him winning four world championships with Red Bull. Vettel likely had no idea his retirement from F1 would result in the silliest silly season (the term commonly used when the time comes to renegotiate contracts) in recent history.
Talented rookie Oscar Piastri is engaged in a contract dispute that could leave veteran Daniel Ricciardo without a Formula one seat next season.
Formula One’s Oscar Piastri says he’s not driving for Alpine F1 next year, Daniel Ricciardo rumors swirl
There is some drama in the world of Formula One. Australian driver Oscar Piastri, 21, sparked a whirlwind of controversy Tuesday after disputing a post by his racing team, Alpine. The Alpine F1 team announced Tuesday that Piastri had been promoted to a race seat for the 2023 season after...
F1 Star Daniel Ricciardo on His New Wine That’s ‘Too Good for a Shoey’ And What He Can’t Live Without This Summer
From sound engineers and screenwriters to celebrity makeup artists and stylists, Variety’s series “Ask an Insider” asks top professionals within the entertainment industry to share their must-have essentials, for work … and for play. In this installment, F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo (and breakout star of Netflix’s “Drive to Survive”) talks about his new wine with St. Hugo and five other essentials he’s been enjoying throughout his summer break.
McLaren has told Daniel Ricciardo it intends to replace him with Formula 2 champion Oscar Piastri next season, a source close to the Australian driver has confirmed to ESPN. ESPN understands Ricciardo was informed of the decision by team boss Andreas Seidl after the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday evening and is now in discussions with the team over a financial settlement to leave his contract a year earlier than its 2023 expiration date.
Click here to read the full article. If you meet enough Aussies in your life, you’ll eventually encounter one who will drink booze out of their own shoe. And if you know the Formula 1 star Daniel Ricciardo, you’ve already met an aficionado of what is dubbed the “shoey.” The fun-loving Australian race car driver has punctuated his wins (of which he has eight in the top tier of the sport) by chugging the celebratory Champagne from his racing boot and getting others on the podium to join in with him. Some might be surprised that a person so well versed in...
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When 2021 Formula 2 champion Oscar Piastri denied that he would be joining Alpine F1 after the team seemingly confirmed his spot in the car, the shoe waiting to drop seemed to be the same confirmation of a deal with McLaren that caused Alex Palou to spurn a similar announcement from Chip Ganassi Racing in IndyCar. Now, two separate reports seem to confirm that a move is inevitable.