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Ricciardo future handed MAJOR boost by F1 star's demands

Ricciardo future handed MAJOR boost by F1 star's demands

Ricciardo future handed MAJOR boost by F1 star's demands

Ricciardo future handed MAJOR boost by F1 star's demands

Daniel Ricciardo may have a better shot of staying in F1 after it was revealed that his team-mate is upset with Red Bull.

The Milton Keynes based outfit have just announced a two-year contract extension for Sergio Perez.

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Red Bull’s decision to retain the Mexican puts another piece in place for the 2025 season, with several seats still available for next season.

Not only does Perez’ extension affect the defending champions, but also RB drivers Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda, who had been mentioned in the running for the vacant seat.

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Sergio Perez has extended his contract with Red Bull until 2026
Both RB drivers are out of contract at the end of the year
Yuki Tsunoda had been eyeing a promotion to the main team

Have Ricciardo's F1 hopes been boosted?

Both out of contract at the end of the season, Tsunoda has been the standout performer at RB thus far with regular Q3 appearances and points, while Riccardo’s struggles have led many to question whether he will remain in the sport beyond this year.

But the Aussie could have bee dealt a major boost with the latest revelation at Red Bull, as Tsunoda has demanded ‘more commitment’ from the team as he had hoped to get a promotion to the main team.

Speaking with Autosport, the Japanese driver said: "Obviously I'm already committed with Red Bull a lot and hopefully I can have a bit more commitment from them.

"There's an ongoing discussion and I want to make sure first of all we're on the same page with Red Bull after that we'll see. But I'm happy with RB.

"Even these two years [Perez] has to still perform and in this kind of environment, anything can happen. So, congratulations to him. For me, I just keep focusing on what I'm doing and just proving myself.

"I just have to grow more and, at the same time, hopefully, Red Bull will understand more or see more of my progress and my potential performance and maybe [it] can change in the future."

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