Ricciardo’s contract is not in question

Ricciardo’s contract is not in question

McLaren’s team principal considers speculation surrounding Daniel Ricciardo’s future in his team to sound like a broken record.

German manager Andreas Seidl came to the rescue of the Australian driver in Baku by highlighting his performances in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after a difficult start to the season.

Dominated by his teammate Lando Norris, Ricciardo found himself in turmoil when rumors about the validity of his contract for 2023 were fueled by Zak Brown himself.

The CEO of McLaren Racing was conspicuous by his absence in Baku, retained in the United States by the IndyCar event of Road America.

“I think the media gave too much weight to that remark, says Seidl. Daniel has a lot of experience and he is working hard to achieve similar results to Lando, as he did in Baku. »

“Within the team, no one puts pressure on him, not even Zak, he adds. A contract is in place with him for next year and it would really have to be him who renounces it for it not to be respected. »

“We are very pleased with his performances last weekend and we will continue this momentum in Montreal, he assures. Until then, Daniel was not very comfortable with the car, especially in qualifying, but he did the job last week to extract the best from himself. »

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