Ricciardo could return to a Red Bull race seat in the future

11 feb 2023 | Overige, Sport

Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner hopes that Daniel Ricciardo’s time with the team in 2023 will help him rediscover his “passion” for the sport, but says his team currently have no plans to offer the Australian racer a full-time race seat.

Ricciardo – a former Red Bull Junior Team member – left Red Bull for Renault (now Alpine) at the end of the 2018 campaign, after five seasons with the squad that saw him win seven races. After two years with the French team, he then made the switch to McLaren in 2021.

However, after two seasons of struggling to match the pace of team mate Lando Norris, McLaren opted to replace Ricciardo with compatriot Oscar Piastri for 2023, leaving him with the opportunity to return to Red Bull, where he will serve as a third driver for the team.