Ricciardo frustrated at failed Ferrari or Mercedes move
Daniel Ricciardo has revealed his frustration at the current market for driver transfers and a move to Mercedes or Ferrari that failed to materialise after he made the decision to leave Red Bull, as he believes they will once again be the two teams to beat in 2019.
During the 2018 season, Ricciardo announced he would be leaving Red Bull in favour of Renault, despite the French team being viewed as a midtable outfit.
During an interview on Natalie Pinkham's In The Pink Podcast, Ricciardo responded with regret when asked he was frustrated that he didn't get a move to one of the two elite teams.
“Yes – to answer it bluntly," the Australian said.
“At the end of the day in the next 12 months I still think, and everybody would say this, that Mercedes and Ferrari are going to be the teams to beat.
“Maybe other teams could take a win here or there, but I think they’re still the teams to be with short term.”
Last campaign Ricciardo won two out of the opening six races, meaning his stock was high, and he has admitted his surprise that no subsequent offers came in.
“Especially after the first six races,” he responded when asked by Pinkham about whether he thought more options would be presented.
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