Telling indicators from Helmut Marko and Christian Horner at Hungarian GP have followers satisfied Daniel Ricciardo will take over from Sergio Perez at Crimson Bull
- Daniel Ricciardo completed thirteenth on debut for AlphaTauri in Hungary
- Sparked speak the Aussie, 34, will return to Crimson Bull household subsequent season
- Max Verstappen’s win in Hungary gave Crimson Bull new report
Two grid interactions proper earlier than the beginning of the Hungarian Grand Prix have F1 followers satisfied Daniel Ricciardo‘s return to driving for Crimson Bull is imminent.
In scenes which lit up social media, many supporters speculated the Aussie will likely be driving alongside sequence chief Max Verstappen subsequent season after seeing him greeted by two of the group’s prime brass.
Crimson Bull advisor Helmut Marko and group boss Christian Horner each handed on their well-wishes to Ricciardo as he waited on the grid for the race to start earlier than ending thirteenth in his debut drive for AlphaTauri.
Sergio Perez completed third behind Verstappen regardless of the group’s automotive utterly outclassing the remainder of the sphere, and scores of followers really feel he’s on borrowed time at Crimson Bull.
‘Lmao they need him in that RB so dangerous they do not even cover it. Correct favorite little one behaviour,’ one fan posted on Reddit after seeing Marko and Horner taking outing to go to Ricciardo.
One other posted on Twitter: ‘RIP Perez within the second seat.’
Crimson Bull supremo Helmut Marko (pictured proper, circled) despatched F1 followers right into a frenzy after wishing Daniel Ricciardo luck forward of the Hungarian Grand Prix
Crimson Bull group boss Christian Horner (circled, proper) additionally handed on his finest needs to Ricciardo in Hungary
helmut marko, pyry (dan’s coach), franz tost and christian horner (look how excited he was!) wishing good luck to daniel ricciardo earlier than the race ❤️
he’s so liked, he’s so supported, he’s being listened to! and he is aware of he’s again along with his household… I’M LOVING THIS SO MUCH 凉 pic.twitter.com/Lo7MdKXlJ1
— ece ③ (@ricciardopics) July 23, 2023
Marko was impressed at Ricciardo’s drive at Hungaroring, particularly given he was trailing the complete area after a collision early within the race.
His joyful greeting for the Aussie was uncommon for the famously grouchy head of Crimson Bull’s driver improvement program.
Ricciardo additionally completed forward of AlphaTauri teammate Yuki Tsunoda, who ultimately crossed the road in fifteenth.
‘It was a really assured and mature efficiency,’ Marko advised Sky Sports activities Germany.
‘He [Ricciardo] misplaced three or 4 locations due to the collision [with Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu] after the beginning. Thirteenth place is okay.
‘Nevertheless it’s additionally the constructive momentum he dropped at the group and a stabilisation of the technical statements and adjustments – the motive force change has labored out completely.’
Perth-born Ricciardo not too long ago changed Dutchman Nyck de Vries, who was axed after failing to register a degree from 10 races.
The Aussie was comparatively joyful along with his personal efficiency, however is aware of prime 10 finishes with AlphaTauri – who’re owned by Crimson Bull – will likely be troublesome.
Daniel Ricciardo recovered from a gradual begin to end thirteenth on the Hungarian Grand Prix
The Australian returned to the game earlier this month after signing a short-term contract with AlphaTauri to exchange Nyck De Vries
Ricciardo (pictured in motion in Hungary) subsequent returns to the gird on July 30 for the Belgium GP
He’s ‘feeling energised’ following his stint as a reserve, after he was changed within the low season at McLaren by fellow Aussie Oscar Piastri.
‘I actually really feel that simply having this half a yr off, even when it wasn’t the total yr I anticipated, definitely made me reset myself and I really feel energised once more,’ Ricciardo stated.
‘For positive there’s nerves, there’s pleasure, there’s plenty of these items, however typically we in all probability neglect to remind ourselves to take it in and simply smile in the intervening time.
‘I used to be simply making an attempt to take pleasure in and naturally, you continue to be sure you keep centered, however simply take pleasure in it.’
Ricciardo subsequent returns to the gird on July 30 for the Belgium Grand Prix.