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F1 News: Daniel Ricciardo Comes To Terms With No Seat For 2023

“I’ve certainly accepted, if I’m not to be on the grid next year, I’m okay with that,” Ricciardo said at the Italian Grand Prix.

“So I’ve accepted that I’m not going to do everything, or my [management] team’s not going to do everything, just to put me on the grid if it’s not right or it doesn’t make sense.

“Obviously this year’s been challenging and if I am on the grid, I want to know that it’s a place that I can enjoy it and feel like I can thrive. An environment I feel I can thrive in.

“I don’t want to just jump into a car for the sake of it.”

With the Singapore Grand Prix now over two weeks away, he’ll be using this time to put together a plan for his future.

“Days like this certainly are pretty frustrating,” he said after finishing the race in P8 with a safety car ending. “But give it 24, 48 hours and I’ll get over it and try to understand what’s best for next year.

“Not in an overconfident or cocky way, but it’s not meant to be, then I’m totally okay with that. I’m not going to be too proud.

“We haven’t certainly given up on it, but that’s kind of where my head’s at, at the moment.”

Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps. He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX. Contact: [email protected]

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