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Ricciardo reveals reasons for wanting to finish career at McLaren

Ricciardo reveals reasons for wanting to finish career at McLaren

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Ricciardo reveals reasons for wanting to finish career at McLaren

Ricciardo reveals reasons for wanting to finish career at McLaren
Ian Parkes & Ewan Gale

Daniel Ricciardo has outlined why he would be happy to end his career with Mclaren after spending just one season at the team.

The Woking-based outfit is one of the most successful in F1 history with a multitude of famous names triumphing at the wheel of its cars.

Australian Ricciardo joined the team ahead of last season after a two-year stint at Renault and, despite early struggles, was able to clinch victory at the Italian Grand Prix.

The 32-year-old previously spent five years with Red Bull after stints with HRT and Toro Rosso but after surrounding himself in the McLaren environment, he sees an everlasting association with the squad.

In an end-of-season interview that included GPFans, Ricciardo was asked if he felt he had found his forever home in F1 or whether he would continue to chase the fastest car.

"There's always that," he replied. "Don't get me wrong, I think that's part of the challenge of F1 and being a driver.

"It's like, not only are you chasing to be fast, you're also chasing to be in the fastest car. But I don't find myself chasing here.

"I've obviously moved around a bit in the last three years or four years, whatever it's been, and I do want to, especially because of the environment I find myself in, which is one that I really enjoy, make it work and I want to be here.

"Also the outside stuff, I like the brand, I like McLaren, I like their cars. So let's say, the whole company and family is something that I really like being a part of.

"The reason why I'm not even thinking about other teams or anything past my future and anything further than McLaren is that, I won in maybe the most difficult year of my career.

"So I'm also like, 'If I can win [last year] then what does that tell for our journey to come?'

"I'm definitely excited, and I do want to be here, potentially till the end, yep."

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