Ricciardo had started the 2023 season without a spot on the grid after leaving McLaren, acting instead as a test and reserve driver in the Red Bull family - coming back midway through the season to replace Nyck de Vries at AlphaTauri (now Visa Cash App RB).
He has since been linked with a promotion up into a seat back with the world champions, who are considering their driver lineup with Sergio Perez's contract due to expire at the end of 2024, as well a number of outside drives, including with Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton's decision to join Ferrari in 2025 has sent the driver market into overdrive, with a seat alongside George Russell now guaranteed to be vacant from 2025.
Ricciardo is one of 14 drivers whose current contract is set to expire at the end of 2024, with Hamilton's move likely to cause a domino effect throughout the F1 world.
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