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Ricciardo ready to announce Red Bull deal

  • Published on 26 Jul 2018 11:37
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  • By: Jeroen Jonkers

Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull are now ready to make an announcement about the future.

Earlier, the Australian was flirting with a move to Ferrari or Mercedes, but it appears a new deal with Red Bull has now definitely been done.

Hungary this weekend is the last race before a much-needed gap in the busy calendar, with Auto Motor und Sport quoting Ricciardo as saying: "An announcement before the summer break is realistic."

He did not deny that he and Red Bull chiefs have been negotiating about money and the contract length.

"The length of the contract is an issue, because so much will change over the next few years," said Ricciardo.

But it all seems to have been decided now, with an announcement expected in Hungary before the summer break and factory shutdown.

"I want to go on break with a clear mind, so it feels like a break," said Ricciardo.

"A few years ago when I was making the transition from Toro Rosso to Red Bull, that all happened during the break and it wasn't a fun August for me.

"Obviously Red Bull have committed to Honda, so they've kind of got all the cards on the table and things are getting to a point where I know what's what. Hopefully I'll have something for everyone soon," he added.
 

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  • In a normal world Ferrari would have snatched Ricciardo the minute he was available. But Ferrari needs to protect number one status of their chosen driver. Also, Ferrari didn't like Ricciardo's personality, they didn't think it was good for their brand. I remember when he a Dani, Kvyat played in the rain outside the garage a few years ago, Ferrari bosses called them clowns and said some other deplorable things.

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    • Jul 26 2018 - 15:33
    • Would they have though? Remember, Ferrari has always been doing what they are doing now. Always one dominant and one second driver.

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      • Jul 26 2018 - 17:04
    • dr002

      Posts: 141

      As much as I'd like to see Ricciardo in the Ferrari seat, your point about Ricciardo's personality in the paddock (and also on the podium with his shoey's) is a fair one.

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      • Jul 27 2018 - 01:03
    • dr002

      Posts: 141

      ....... nice, fun-loving blokes don't drive Ferraris.

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      • Jul 27 2018 - 01:08
    • dr002

      Posts: 141

      .......... but then again, a rough diamond can always be polished up into an amazing gem.

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      • Jul 27 2018 - 05:17
    • @dr ain't nothing rough about Ricciardo though. That is in terms of driving.

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      • Jul 27 2018 - 06:18
    • Are y'all talking up Ricciardo as today's F1 equivalent of James Hunt now?

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      • Jul 28 2018 - 09:13
  • FatMike

    Posts: 153

    I bet Ricciardo is texting toto right this minute:" Toto, you do know I haven't put a signature on paper right".

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    • Jul 29 2018 - 16:59

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