The past week in the world of Formula 1 saw some drastic changes with regard to Red Bull and Scuderia AlphaTauri who sacked Nyck de Vries in an instant to pave the way for Daniel Ricciardo. The Australian F1 driver was a third driver for the Red Bull Racing team after his contract with McLaren ended last year.
This came as a surprise to many because it was initially anticipated that Ricciardo would replace Sergio Perez. However, things got a bit hazy when Red Bull Chief Christian Horner clarified ahead of the Pirelli Tyre test that they weren’t going to do so. Eventually, the dots seemed to connect after de Vries’ contract with the AlphaTauri team was canceled. As per Horner, the team had set high expectations for de Vries considering his past record and experience but they could not be met by him.
Ever since Ricciardo’s re-entry into F1 was announced, his fans have been eager to see him on the grid in his Formula 1 car. His latest tweet states, “Race week. Haven’t said that in a while. Cool.”, and it received numerous reactions from fans, most of them encouraging him to “bring it home.”
Race week. Haven’t said that in a while. Cool.
— Daniel Ricciardo (@danielricciardo) July 17, 2023