As expected, Australian Daniel Ricciardo will return to Red Bull for the 2023 season, where he will be a reserve behind Dutchman Max Verstappen and Mexican Sergio Pérez.
Pushed out by McLaren to make room for his compatriot Oscar Piastri, Daniel Ricciardo has therefore found where to bounce back in 2023. Indeed, while Helmut Marko had already more or less announced the Australian’s return to Red Bull on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, it is now official. Thereby, the Perth native will be the reserve driver for the team that just won the constructors’ championship, thanks to the superb performances of Max Verstappen (world champion) and Sergio Pérez (3rd in the drivers’ classification). “It’s wonderful to have Daniel back in the Red Bull family. He has enormous talent and a remarkable character. I know the whole factory is thrilled to welcome him home. (…) We are very happy to work with Daniel again and look forward to all he brings to the team in 2023. “, has since reacted Christian Horner, the director of the team based in Milton Keynes.
Looking forward to returning home 😊 https://t.co/cT3yFUXBhz
— Daniel Ricciardo (@danielricciardo) November 23, 2022
“I am really grateful for the welcome”
“The smile says a lot. I am truly delighted to return home to Red Bull Racing as the third driver in 2023. I already have so many good memories of my time here, but I’m really grateful for the hospitality of Christian, Dr. Marko and the whole team. For me personally, being able to contribute and be surrounded by the best team in F1 is extremely attractive, while giving me time to recharge my batteries and refocus, explained Ricciardo, who spent at Red Bull from 2014 to 2018. in a press release published by the Austrian team. I look forward to being part of the team and contributing to simulator work, practice sessions and commercial activities. Let’s go ! We could therefore very quickly see the Australian back on track in 2023, if Verstappen or Pérez experience a problem next season.