Daniel Ricciardo Speaks Out Over F1 Future
Daniel Ricciardo has spoken to Racingnews365.com as well as other media after the Italian Grand Prix, explaining that he has come to terms with the fact that he may not be on the grid for the 2023 season. He said:
“I’ve certainly accepted if I’m not to be on the grid next year, I’m okay with that.
“I’ve accepted that I’m not going to do everything, or my [team] is not going to do everything just to put me on the grid if it’s not right, or it doesn’t make sense.
“If I am on the grid, I want to know that it’s a place that I can enjoy and feel that I can thrive in, so I don’t want to just jump into a car for the sake of it.”
Alex Albon Has Been Released From Hospital After Surgery Complications
Williams driver, Alex Albon, missed the Italian Grand Prix at the weekend due to suffering from Appendicitis. The team later put out a statement that Albon had suffered from some complications after his surgery which left him in intensive care.
Thankfully, Williams have confirmed to Sky Sports that Albon has been released from hospital and is now recovering from home.
Nyck De Vries Relaxed About Potential F1 Seat: "It's Out Of My Control"
There has been a huge amount of speculation and push from fans over De Vries getting a spot on the Williams team for the 2023 season. This is following his fantastic performance stepping in last minute for Alex Albon for the Italian Grand Prix. De Vries was able to bag himself two points from one race in comparison to the other Williams driver, Nicholas Latifi, having zero points from the whole season so far.
De Vries has commented to The Race saying:
"This world is very volatile and it’s not only merit counts, so it's out of my control. Regardless of the future whether I’m here or not, I can look back on a proud debut and first moment in Formula 1. I enjoyed it."
Speculation Over Haas Seat For 2023 Season
Although nothing has been confirmed yet for Mick Schumacher's future with the team, there has been a lot of speculation over who would take the spot if Schumacher's place was up for grabs.
As well as Daniel Ricciardo's name being put into the mix, Nico Hulkenberg, has also been rumoured to be battling for Schumacher's seat.