Aussie Method One nice Mark Webber reveals he tried to persuade Daniel Ricciardo to stay at Crimson Bull
The 34-year-old gained seven races with Crimson Bull in 5 seasons with Crimson Bull earlier than surprisingly becoming a member of Renault in 2019.
The transfer backfired because the French staff struggled to be aggressive and Ricciardo completed on the rostrum simply twice in two seasons, earlier than signing for McLaren.
Regardless of ending the Woking staff’s nine-year look forward to a win on the Italian Grand Prix in 2021, Ricciardo’s spell at McLaren was underwhelming and he was axed on the finish of final season.
And Webber revealed he tried to persuade his compatriot to stay at Crimson Bull again in 2018.
Mark Webber revealed he tried to persuade Daniel Ricciardo to stay at Crimson Bull in 2018
Ricciardo gained seven races with Crimson Bull in 5 seasons however left on the finish of 2018 for Renault
‘I used to be eager for him to remain in Crimson Bull,’ the 46-year-old, who won nine races with Red Bull, informed ITV.
‘I believe he is aware of that each one these years in the past I used to be attempting to speak him into staying.
‘However, clearly, he was eager to go to Renault on the time after which he went to McLaren. He’s had a yr out and now he’s again.’
Ricciardo confirmed final week he would be driving for AlphaTauri for the remainder of the season after the staff parted methods with rookie driver Nyck De Vries.
The Aussie joins on mortgage from Crimson Bull, which owns AlphaTauri, and can make his first begin on the Hungarian Grand Prix subsequent week.
Ricciardo returned to Crimson Bull as reserve driver this yr after leaving McLaren 12 months sooner than deliberate following two unsuccessful seasons.
The 34-year-old vowed to remain in Formula One after being replaced by Oscar Piastri at McLaren, however did not land a spot on the grid for this season.
However the West Australian has been handed a lifeline after AlphaTauri pulled the plug on De Vries, who failed to attain a single level in 10 races this season.
The Australian endured two largely underwhelming seasons at Renault
Ricciardo had a equally disappointing time with McLaren in 2021 and 2022
Talking throughout the Australian Grand Prix in April, Ricciardo said he was only interested in driving for a top team and never for one that may require him to start out from scratch.
AlphaTauri, nonetheless, are firmly on the different finish of the size and are backside of the constructors’ championship midway by means of the season.
And Webber stated Ricciardo should hit the bottom working from his first begin in Hungary this weekend.
‘The stopwatch by no means lies, you’re both giving stress otherwise you’re taking stress.
‘So now he’s again on the grid and clearly, he’s bought to step up in opposition to [teammate] Yuki [Tsunoda] fairly shortly and hopefully he can carry out properly.’
Talking to Method One’s YouTube channel on Saturday, Ricciardo stated he was relishing the problem forward, regardless of the very fact he is unlikely so as to add to his 32 Method One podiums anytime quickly.
The 34-year-old returned to Crimson Bull as reserved driver and shall be again on the grid this weekend after changing Nyck De Vries at AlphaTauri
‘I’m enthusiastic about it,’ he stated.
‘It’s a problem for certain to leap in and attempt to hit the bottom working.
‘But in addition I suppose I really feel like I’ve been by means of rather a lot in the previous couple of years the place I’m probably not frightened of something that’s going to be thrown my means – so I truly actually do just like the problem.
‘Will probably be a problem however I don’t know if I’d have it another means.’