DANIEL RICCIARDO is going through the stress at McLaren after a tough begin to the brand new season.
Daniel Ricciardo’s character has been questioned (Picture: Getty)
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Daniel Ricciardo’s character has been questioned by former Australian F1 star Alan Jones, warning ‘good guys do not get anyplace’. The 1980 world champion claimed drivers are higher off the larger a ‘d*ck they’re’ which isn’t the case for Ricciardo.
He warned Ricciardo’s future at McLaren is beneath extreme risk and harassed he won’t be on the workforce for ‘an excessive amount of longer’ if outcomes don’t quickly enhance. Chatting with Australia’s Herald Solar, Jones stated: “[His McLaren future] is questionable in the meanwhile.
“Until he makes just a few enhancements, fast good, I actually can’t see him being there for an excessive amount of longer to be sincere. A contract in Components One doesn’t imply a lot… but when the state of affairs stays the identical as it’s I’ve little question in my thoughts they’ll train a type of choices which can be within the contract.
“He is a superb little race driver and he’s a hell of a pleasant man however, in fact, everyone knows good guys don’t get anyplace, notably in Components One. The most important d*ck you might be, the higher off you might be. There are just a few on the market in the meanwhile which have proved that.”
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Zak Brown warned Ricciardo has not met expectations (Picture: Getty)
Ricciardo has been unable to match the outcomes of team-mate Lando Norris since becoming a member of the workforce at the beginning of final season. The previous Pink Bull star has scored simply 11 factors this season in comparison with Norris’ 48.
Ricciardo has solely overwhelmed Norris twice this season and has solely scored one podium in a yr and a half the place the Briton has secured 5. McLaren boss Zak Brown elevated the stress on Ricciardo forward of the Monaco Grand Prix, suggesting the Australian had not met the workforce’s expectations.
Brown defined: “Lando positively has an edge. Clearly, we want to see Daniel a lot nearer to Lando and have an excellent intra-team battle… In need of sort of Monza and some races, it’s typically not sort of met his or our expectations.”
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Daniel Ricciardo has struggled to match his McLaren team-mate (Picture: Getty)
Nevertheless, 32-year-old Ricciardo accepted the remarks, claiming Brown’s feedback had been ‘fairly true’. He accepted his Mclaren profession had appeared ‘extra testing at instances’ however harassed the workforce had been ‘working by means of’ the problems as finest they may.
Final yr, Ricciardo admitted he signed a three-year take care of the squad that means his present deal runs out on the finish of the 2023 season.