Daniel Ricciardo will not have a racing seat in Formula 1 in 2023, however, there are still a lot of rumours swirling around about a possible reserve driver role.
One of the teams that has been mentioned a lot as Ricciardo’s possible destination is Mercedes. At the Mexican Grand Prix, team boss Toto Wolff added more fuel to the fire when he was seen sporting a Daniel Ricciardo jumper.
Ricciardo later explained how Wolff obtained his merchandise.
“I gave George [Russell] a sweater from my collection and Toto wrote to me afterwards to say that he really liked it.
“So I said ‘you’ll get one too’,” he concluded.
A bit later, Toto also confirmed this.
“I’m promoting his merchandise now,” the Austrian said.
“No, seriously, I really like it. They took a picture of me with the silly sunglasses as well and put it online.
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“I didn’t expect it to end up on the internet or social media because that probably wasn’t my best moment.”
“I think he is speaking to a few teams about a potential role, and I think Red Bull [is one].
“For us, we very much like him and he is a great character, but we are not in a position yet to decide who going to be reserve and third driver.
“He’s been around for a long time, and he knows these cars inside out, so that can be really advantageous.
“But I don’t want to put any rumours out there because we haven’t decided,” Wolff concluded.