“I will stay a few more years”– Daniel Ricciardo speaks about his future in Formula 1 and explains the struggles about surviving in it.
Daniel Ricciardo has managed to create his own legacy if not win a championship in Formula 1, the Australian driver is highly rated by all the teams on the grid, and back in 2019, when he was leaving Red Bull, the Milton-Keynes team wanted him to stay.
Currently employed with Mclaren, he didn’t have an impactful start with the Woking-based team, but they hunted him for two years before joining them.
Speaking on his time in F1, which is now a little more than a decade, Ricciardo talks about the struggle of surviving within the competition and when will he consider his time over.
“You know, it depends on many factors. In this sport I have always considered myself a winner, so if I were constantly out of points and without a right team behind me I would probably say ‘Okay, my time here is up, goodbye’,” said Ricciardo to Motorsport.com.
“But at the moment I think I will stay a few more years, and in view of the 200 Grand Prix finish line, if I look back on what I see it makes me happy, because arriving in Formula 1 is the most difficult goal for a driver to achieve, but also staying there is absolutely not easy.”
“So I’m proud of my path, obviously I would have liked a World title but I’m happy and satisfied with the choices I made. Then, in terms of the future, we’ll see what it holds for me ”.
A world outside F1
Ricciardo talks about his possibility of having a life outside F1, and wonders there would be a time in his life when he won’t feel like pushing a car to the limit.
“I don’t know, really. I look at Alonso and see that he is fine, but I am sure that at some point I will say ‘Okay, enough’, I’m tired or I don’t want to push a car to the limit anymore.”
“Maybe when you get older other things start coming, but I don’t think they will happen to me anytime soon. Maybe five, seven years, who knows … “