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Daniel Ricciardo Confirms Purple Bull Return as Third Driver – EAST AUTO NEWS

Daniel Ricciardo Confirms Purple Bull Return as Third Driver


Final Up to date: November 23, 2022, 23:40 IST

Daniel Ricciardo (AFP Picture)

The Australian made his Formulation One debut for the short-lived HRT crew, in 2011 earlier than becoming a member of Purple Bull feeder squad Toro Rosso the next yr.

Daniel Ricciardo, who misplaced his McLaren seat as his profession fell into the doldrums this yr, has joined Purple Bull as third driver for 2023, the crew mentioned on Wednesday.

“Bringing a wealth of expertise and character, Daniel will help the crew with testing and Sim work, in addition to business exercise,” mentioned the Purple Bull announcement.

The Australian made his Formulation One debut for the short-lived HRT crew, in 2011 earlier than becoming a member of Purple Bull feeder squad Toro Rosso the next yr.

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He moved as much as Purple Bull in 2014 and stayed 5 seasons profitable seven races and ending third within the driver standings twice.

“The smile says all of it. I’m actually excited to be coming again dwelling to Oracle Purple Bull Racing,” Ricciardo mentioned. “I have already got so many fond reminiscences of my time right here.”

Final week, Mercedes crew chief Toto Wolff confirmed that they had held talks with Ricciardo over the third driver position however that the Australian was speaking to different groups.

After leaving Purple Bull, Ricciardo raced two seasons with Renault and two with McLaren, profitable the Italian Grand Prix in 2021.

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