The knives are sharpening! Calls develop louder for Daniel Ricciardo to switch struggling Sergio Perez at Pink Bull – however crew principal Christian Horner offers the Aussie a actuality test
- Requires Ricciardo’s F1 return achieve steam
- Sergio Perez experiencing critical kind hunch
- Staff boss says Ricciardo return not deliberate
Requires Daniel Ricciardo to make a return to Components One and change underperforming Pink Bull star Sergio Perez have grown louder – however crew boss Christian Horner has poured chilly water on the thought.
Perez has struggled in latest races with qualifying debacles leaving critical questions on his future.
The Mexican was knocked out within the early levels of qualifying for the British GP – the fifth race in succession he has began exterior the highest 10.
He ended up ending the race in sixth place, however Australian F1 nice Mark Webber wasn’t overly impressed.
‘Anybody can achieve positions within the races. Even I can do this, despite the fact that I am an previous fart now,’ Webber informed Channel 4.
Requires Daniel Ricciardo to make a return to Components One and change underperforming Pink Bull star Sergio Perez have grown louder
Embattled Pink Bull star Sergio Perez has struggled to search out type of late
‘He has to kind qualifying out, he has to kind the combined situations out, and I believe he’ll be alright however at this degree it’s important to ship in all situations.’
Perez’s kind hunch has sparked requires Ricciardo to be shoehorned into his place behind the wheel.
The Aussie has been ready within the wings at Pink Bull and hopes to have a full time seat with the crew by 2024 – however crew boss Horner does not see it occurring any time quickly.
‘It is not one thing that we’re planning, that is for sure,’ Horner informed media after the British GP.
‘So it was proper to present him the chance this yr to stay inside the crew and preserve him across the sport.
‘I believe it will have been a loss to the game for him simply to vanish and I believe that I did not recognise the Daniel of the final couple of years so I will be very to see what sort of job he does on Tuesday.’
Ricciardo shall be again in a Pink Bull automobile this week to participate in a Pirelli tyre take a look at, and Horner believes it is going to be take a look at for Ricciardo too.
Staff boss Christian Horner says changing Perez will not be one thing the crew is planning
Ricciardo’s greatest probability of a return in 2024 may be with sister crew AlphaTauri
‘It is an essential take a look at for Pirelli but it surely’s additionally going to be nice to see him again in a Pink Bull automobile and see what he can do,’ stated Horner.
‘The place he is at, each on tempo and mentally, bodily and to get his suggestions on this automobile as properly.
‘So I believe it is a good alternative for him to get again behind the wheel of a automobile that is simply gained the British Grand Prix.’
The Honey Badger’s return to the grid might properly be on the playing cards, however his greatest wager may be with Pink Bull’s sister crew, AlphaTauri.
Beneath-pressure driver Nyck De Vries had reportedly been handed a four-race ultimatum to enhance, so a seat might open up there.
De Vries is at the moment sitting in nineteenth for AlphaTauri, and is but to attain some extent in 2023.