Daniel Ricciardo will go away McLaren Racing on the finish of the 2022 Method 1 season, the workforce confirmed Wednesday in a press launch.
The Australian will go away McLaren one 12 months earlier than his contract was initially set to run out. In a video posted to Twitter, Ricciardo stated the workforce determined to make a change and after dialogue each events agreed to terminate the contract early.
“Now we have determined to terminate my contract and mutually half methods on the finish of the season,” Ricciardo stated in a press release. “I will announce my very own future plans in the end, however no matter what this subsequent chapter brings, I’ve no regrets and am pleased with the trouble and work I gave McLaren.”
— Daniel Ricciardo (@danielricciardo) August 24, 2022
Ricciardo joined McLaren in 2021, changing Ferrari-bound Carlos Sainz, and has received a single race with the workforce, main a 1-2 end on the 2021 Italian Grand Prix at Monza. However this season he is largely struggled to match the tempo of teammate Lando Norris. Ricciardo is at the moment twelfth within the driver standings with 19 factors—57 factors behind seventh-place Norris.
Daniel Ricciardo (left) and Lando Norris
McLaren stated it’ll announce its 2023 drive lineup “in the end.” The workforce has tried to safe Oscar Piastri, however the 2021 F2 champ can be being sought by Alpine, the place he’s at the moment reserve driver. Alpine must fill the slot vacated by Fernando Alonso, who’s headed to Aston Martin for 2023 to interchange Sebastian Vettel.
If the take care of Piastri would not work out, Ricciardo may return to Alpine, the place he raced through the 2019 and 2020 seasons beneath the workforce’s Renault guise after leaving Crimson Bull Racing. Ricciardo scored seven of his eight race wins in his 5 seasons with Crimson Bull. The group gave him his begin in F1 with junior squad Toro Rosso (now Alpha Tauri).