#sports activities F1 champ blasts Daniel Ricciardo’s ‘horrible’ career and says he doesn’t deserve a job in 2023
F1 world champion blasts Daniel Ricciardo’s probabilities of getting a drive for 2023 and says virtually HALF of Aussie’s career has been ‘horrible’
- Jacques Villeneuve describes virtually half of Daniel Ricciardo’s career as ‘horrible’
- Former F1 world champ is not stunned Ricciardo is not wanted by groups
- Villeneuve is important of the Aussie doubtlessly taking a yr away from the game
Former F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve has given a brutal evaluation of Daniel Ricciardo’s career, saying virtually half of it has been ‘horrible’ and as he questioned why any workforce would chase the Aussie’s signature.
Ricciardo’s final 4 seasons of Formula 1 have been underwhelming to say the least, and he at the moment sits in 14th on the drivers’ championship standings with simply 19 factors.
The undesirable 33-year-old was lately ousted by McLaren in favour of compatriot Oscar Piastri regardless of having a season to run on his large $20million-per-year contract – leaving him with out a spot on the grid for 2023.
Former F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve has given a brutal evaluation of Daniel Ricciardo’s career, saying virtually half of it has been ‘horrible’
Ricciardo (pictured after failing to complete on the Italian Grand Prix) has struggled badly over his 4 final seasons of Formula 1
With choices drying up quick, Ricciardo has been linked to Williams and Haas, whereas it emerged lately that the Perth driver can also take a 12 month sabbatical from the game.
When requested if he was stunned the embattled Aussie was not being picked up by a workforce, Villeneuve’s response was blunt.
‘Why would he be?’ the 1997 world champion informed F1 TV.
‘He had two horrible years at Renault and two much more horrible years at McLaren. That’s 4 years. Almost half of his Formula 1 career was unhealthy.
‘Alpine don’t have any motive to take him, particularly when he’s pushed there earlier than.
‘The fashionable automobiles simply do not appear to go well with his driving fashion.
Villeneuve says the trendy automobiles do not go well with Ricciardo’s driving fashion
‘He was spectacular at Red Bull. He confirmed superb overtaking manoeuvres. He was forward of Max in the beginning. But in the top Max began to get a deal with on him.
‘Then he switched. And after the change one thing appears to have occurred that he by no means managed to get a deal with on. He by no means recovered from that.’
Villeneuve was additionally important of the thought of Ricciardo having a yr away from the game and returning in 2024.
‘It may make him lazy,’ he defined.
‘You can take a yr off in the event you’re an Alonso, a Schumacher, in the event you’ve been world champion and received a lot of races, if you already know in the paddock that you will all the time be at your finest, it doesn’t matter what season. After 4 unhealthy years, do not try this.
Villeneuve was important of the thought of Ricciardo having a yr away from the game and returning in 2024, saying it may make the Aussie ‘lazy’.
‘You take what you may get. If you might have a proposal to drive in Formula 1, then you definately take each cockpit. In public you’ll say you do not need to drive for one of many again groups, but when that is the one contract you may get, then you definately’ll signal it.’
The Aussie has been linked with Haas, however principal Guenther Steiner highlighted Ricciardo’s lack of kind when requested about his probabilities of becoming a member of the F1 workforce.
‘I’ve talked to a lot of the potential drivers, which is my job,’ he stated at Monza.
‘There’s nothing concrete but, however we solely need to take the smallest dangers for the event of the workforce. You can take a large danger which is nice when it really works, however it’s unhealthy when it doesn’t.
Haas’ workforce principal Guenther Steiner highlighted Ricciardo’s lack of kind when requested about his probabilities of becoming a member of the F1 workforce
‘There are none of these [experienced and technical drivers] who’re at the moment in the marketplace. Except possibly Daniel, however his kind is not nice in the mean time and we do not know what he’s going to do. Maybe he’ll sit out a yr.
The F1 season resumes on October 2 on the Singapore Grand Prix.