Driven by his result in Canada, Ricciardo wants to “deserve” his extension at RB

Back in the points in Canada, Daniel Ricciardo has silenced some criticism regarding his current level. The Australian now wants to confirm over time to gain the trust (and an extension) of the Red Bull clan.

Published on 20/06/2024 à 18:19

Dorian Grangier

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Driven by his result in Canada, Ricciardo wants to “deserve” his extension at RB

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Points that do good, a lot of good for Daniel Ricciardo. In Canada, the Australian excelled by securing a 5th place on the starting grid, then an 8th place at the finish of the Grand Prix, twice beating his teammate Yuki tsunoda. A great performance in a period where he was under fire for his poor performances: Jacques Villeneuve had in particular been very virulent towards him by questioning his presence in Formula 1.

The Perth native responded in the best possible way, on the track. After nine Grands Prix, Daniel Ricciardo finally feels in tune with his car. “The result always helps. The feeling wasn't bad. (…) In Canada, from Friday practice, we were in front and we continued like that throughout the weekend. It's been a long time since we had a weekend like this. It was good to start and end on a high note. »

Ricciardo wants to stay in the Red Bull family

The 34-year-old driver is entering an important phase for his future, where every result counts. If Yuki Tsunoda was confirmed for 2025 on the sidelines of the Canadian Grand Prix, the identity of his future teammate remains a mystery. If the management of Racing Bulls would like to continue with the Australian, Helmut Marko's recent statements places him in direct competition with the protégés of the sector Red Bull (Liam Lawson, Ayumu Iwasa and Isack Hadjar).

Currently 12th in the drivers' championship with 9 points – or 10 less than Yuki Tsunoda – Daniel Ricciardo must maintain his level of play in the next meetings if he wants to have a chance of being retained. The Australian, aware of the results he must provide, says he wants to earn his place for 2025.

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Dorian Grangier

A young journalist nostalgic for the motorsport of yesteryear. Raised on the exploits of Sébastien Loeb and Fernando Alonso.

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