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Formula 1: McLaren likely to ROPE IN Daniel Ricciardo on a bigger, MULTI-YEAR contract beyond 2024

Formula 1: McLaren likely to ROPE IN Daniel Ricciardo on a bigger, MULTI-YEAR contract beyond 2024

Formula 1: McLaren likely to ROPE IN Daniel Ricciardo on a bigger, MULTI-YEAR contract beyond 2024. He will drive alongside Lando Norris in F1 2022 season
Formula 1: Daniel Ricciardo to stay at McLaren: The team principal of McLaren, Zak Brown has indicated that Daniel Ricciardo is safe in McLaren’s seat for at least the next two seasons. He will be driving alongside Lando Norris for the 2022 Formula 1 season while the team is also contemplating extending the Australian’s contract […]

Formula 1: Daniel Ricciardo to stay at McLaren: The team principal of McLaren, Zak Brown has indicated that Daniel Ricciardo is safe in McLaren’s seat for at least the next two seasons. He will be driving alongside Lando Norris for the 2022 Formula 1 season while the team is also contemplating extending the Australian’s contract beyond 2024. Follow Formula 1 updates on InsideSport.IN.

Zak Brown said, “Daniel, we have another couple of years with him. Time isn’t really an issue, we have time. Not that we want it to take five years, but it’s there if we need it.”

Formula 1: McLaren likely to ROPE IN Daniel Ricciardo on a bigger, MULTI-YEAR contract beyond 2024

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Daniel Ricciardo has a contract with McLaren until the end of 2023. He also has an option to extend his contract. Whereas, Lando Norris has been rewarded with a brand new contract. He will now be staying at McLaren until 2025. Both Ricciardo and Norris enjoyed a one-two finish last year at the Monza Grand Prix.

Formula 1: McLaren likely to ROPE IN Daniel Ricciardo on a bigger, MULTI-YEAR contract beyond 2024
Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris enjoyed a one-two finish at the Monza Grand Prix last year for McLaren

Formula 1: Daniel Ricciardo will stay at McLaren

There have been some speculations that if Daniel doesn’t step up his game in the 2022 season. Then, he might not stay at McLaren for the 2023 season. However, Zak Brown didn’t hint at anything of that nature at all.

Brown also responded to a question where he was asked about Pato O’Ward. Whether he would be in contention for a Formula 1 spot. Pato right now races for the Arrow McLaren SP team in IndyCar. He also drove in Formula 1 at the end-of-season test in Abu Dhabi last year.

Formula 1: McLaren likely to ROPE IN Daniel Ricciardo on a bigger, MULTI-YEAR contract beyond 2024

Zak added, “Right now, we don’t have a seat available. Lando is under a very long-term contract, so that seat is done.”

Formula 1: McLaren likely to ROPE IN Daniel Ricciardo on a bigger, MULTI-YEAR contract beyond 2024

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Brown admitted that it was difficult for Ricciardo and the other Arrow McLaren SP driver, Felix Rosenqvist. “To struggle as they did last year at the same time their team-mate skyrocketed.”

Pato O’Ward is set to have a couple of FP1 outings this year for McLaren. It will happen only if the IndyCar commitments allow. It is done for teams to polish a rookie driver on two occasions in the initial Friday practice session. Brown also said that there is ‘another IndyCar driver in consideration’ but didn’t reveal his name.

Zak concluded, “I know Lando did the extension. But I have an option there and I feel quite strongly we are in this together. And even though some of the lows last year I was still really enjoying this McLaren environment and the team. So it’s an environment I want to have success in and thrive in.”

Formula 1: McLaren likely to ROPE IN Daniel Ricciardo on a bigger, MULTI-YEAR contract beyond 2024

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