The newest information of the AlphaTauri storage is that Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda will proceed driving for the workforce within the 2024 season. While most individuals are completely happy to see Ricciardo safe his spot for one other yr, IndyCar star Scott McLaughlin claims the Australian ought to have changed Sergio Perez at Red Bull.
Posting his ideas on his X profile, McLaughlin claimed Ricciardo had been the one one to have “pushed” Max Verstappen as a driver. As such, Ricciardo needs to be Verstappen’s accomplice, whereas Lawson and Tsunoda ought to proceed racing collectively. The declare sparked outrage amongst followers and gave means to some heated alternate between them and McLaughlin on social media.
McLaughlin left fending for himself after feedback about Daniel Ricciardo
In an alternate of ideas on Social Media Platform X, one consumer requested McLaughlin what his best lineup can be if he had been the Team Principal at Red Bull and had to make the choice for them in addition to AlphaTauri. To this, the IndyCar driver replied he would take Perez out and pair Ricciardo and Verstappen collectively whereas investing in Lawson and Tsunoda at Toro Rosso for the long run.
“Perez out, Riccardo again in at Red Bull (solely man to have pushed max like ever), put Lawson and Yuki again at Toro Rosso and construct for the long run. Lawson is a jet, he can be good. Like Piastri.”
Backing his declare for Ricciardo, McLaughlin argued, “He did win Monza, if I’m not mistaken, when the chance arose.”
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McLaughlin instructed the customers he wouldn’t again down after his feedback by saying, “I’m cooking right now – come at me.”
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Ricciardo nearer to a Red Bull seat than ever earlier than
After leaving Red Bull following the 2018 season, Ricciardo returned to the workforce as their reserve driver at the beginning of the 2023 season. Following de Vries’ axing, Ricciardo bought a seat in Red Bull’s sister team- AlphaTauri. This transfer gave the Australian a probability to show his mettle to Red Bull and hope for a return to his previous seat within the workforce, with Perez’s continued struggles.
Despite the harm, the ‘Honey Badger’ stays a prime prospect to change the Mexican ought to he vacate the seat after the 2024 season.
McLaughlin’s claims may turn into a actuality solely a yr later than he anticipated. With Red Bull’s prime personnel publicly claiming Perez’s seat within the workforce is safe for the rest of his contract (2024 season), any driver, together with Ricciardo, may have to wait for a minimum of yet another season earlier than there may be a reshuffling of the motive force lineup for the constructor’s champions.