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Pink Bull confirms Ricciardo’s return as third driver – EAST AUTO NEWS

Pink Bull confirms Ricciardo’s return as third driver


Daniel Ricciardo has signed for Pink Bull as a 3rd driver in 2023, reuniting him together with his former staff.

The eight-time grand prix winner had his McLaren contract terminated one 12 months early after a troublesome two seasons, leaving him and not using a race seat that him for subsequent season. Eager to have a break from the fixed calls for of every race weekend with the hope of returning F1 stronger in future, Ricciardo has signed a 3rd driver deal at Pink Bull that may see him perform testing and simulator duties alongside advertising and marketing and business actions.

“The smile says all of it, I’m actually excited to be coming again residence to Oracle Pink Bull Racing as their third driver in 2023,” Ricciardo mentioned. “I have already got so many fond reminiscences of my time right here, however the welcome from Christian (Horner), Dr Marko and the whole staff is one thing I’m sincerely appreciative of.

“For me personally, the flexibility to contribute to and be surrounded by the very best staff in F1 is massively interesting, while additionally giving me a while to recharge and refocus. I can’t wait to be with the staff and help with simulator work, testing periods and business actions. Let’s go!”

Ricciardo final raced for Pink Bull in 2018 earlier than shifting to Renault, and has solely received as soon as since then when he led residence a McLaren one-two on the Italian Grand Prix final 12 months. Nevertheless, Horner believes he nonetheless possesses the flexibility to be as aggressive as he was previous to his McLaren transfer if he’s given the correct atmosphere.

“It’s nice to carry Daniel again into the Pink Bull household,” Horner mentioned. “He has huge expertise and such a superb character; I do know the entire manufacturing unit is happy to be welcoming him residence.

“In his position as check and third driver, Daniel will give us the prospect to diversify, aiding within the growth of the automotive, aiding the staff together with his expertise and data of what it takes to reach F1. We’re more than happy to be working with Daniel once more and look ahead to all the pieces he’ll carry to the staff in 2023.”

Pink Bull confirms Ricciardo’s return as third driver – EAST AUTO NEWS
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