REVEALED: F1 staff able to signal Daniel Ricciardo for 2024 season as Oscar Piastri claims twelfth spot in Australian Grand Prix apply session
- Haas may signal Daniel Ricciardo for 2024
- Alpine looms as another choice for Aussie
- Ricciardo at present a reserve driver for Crimson Bull
- Oscar Piastri will compete in Sunday’s Grand Prix
- To be staged at iconic Albert Park in Melbourne
The 33-year-old will not be on the grid at Albert Park in Melbourne this weekend – however his reputation with followers stays as robust as ever.
Presently a reserve driver for Crimson Bull after he was launched by McLaren, the Perth born star has this week expressed his want to return in a automobile the place he can commonly problem for podium finishes.
Ricciardo was changed at McLaren by fellow Aussie, Melbourne raised Oscar Piastri.
Requested on Friday on the Australian Grand Prix whether or not he would pursue Ricciardo, Steiner confirmed Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg might be given an opportunity to show themselves for Haas earlier than he entertains the potential of taking a look at Ricciardo.
Haas F1 boss Guenther Steiner has refused to rule out his staff signing Daniel Ricciardo (pictured) for the 2024 season
The event comes as fellow Aussie Oscar Piastri steered McLaren to twelfth spot in a apply session on Friday forward of Sunday’s F1 Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne
‘It is a bit early to talk about a driver change already for subsequent 12 months so let’s have a look at what we’re doing with these drivers (first),’ he mentioned.
‘For positive in some unspecified time in the future perhaps I will converse with him, however I can’t promise something.’
Steiner additionally believes Ricciardo will not be wanting presents, with Alpine one other looming choice, particularly if Frenchman Pierre Gasly would not excel.
Ricciardo is adamant he can rediscover his mojo and be a power subsequent 12 months – offered he’s on the books of a title contender.
‘To return and to perhaps put myself in any seat that is combating at finest for like a prime 10 end, I do not suppose it’ll deliver the perfect out of me,’ he informed The Athletic.
In the meantime, Piastri steered his McLaren to twelfth spot in a apply session on Friday.
Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen (1:18.790) was quickest, adopted by Mercedes ace Lewis Hamilton (1:19.223) and Crimson Bull’s Sergio Perez (1:19.293).
Verstappen (44 factors) leads the F1 championship by one level from Perez, adopted by Fernando Alonso (30 factors), with Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and Hamilton each on 20 factors.