Ricciardo was recently at AlphaTauri’s F1 factory for a seat fitting sparking rumors he'll replace De Vries!
Should be interesting to see how he performs come time to race with all he's saying so far.Daniel Ricciardo says he's going to be driving the RB19 following the British Grand Prix in July.
Daniel Ricciardo confirms where and when heâ€™s set to hit the track in Red Bullâ€™s 2023 F1 car | Formula 1Â®Daniel Ricciardo has revealed that he is set to get his first taste of the RB19 following Julyâ€™s British Grand Prix, as part of the Australianâ€™s wide-ranging third driver duties for Red Bull.www.formula1.com
Daniel Ricciardo has revealed that he is set to get his first taste of the RB19 following July’s British Grand Prix, as part of the Australian’s wide-ranging third driver duties for Red Bull.
Ricciardo returned to Red Bull in a supporting role for 2023 after parting ways with McLaren at the end of the 2022 season, having experienced two rollercoaster campaigns at the Woking team.
Following plenty of simulator sessions and time spent trackside providing back-up to full-time drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, it won't be long before Ricciardo gets back behind the wheel himself.
“I’ve been in the simulator, but I will drive the RB19 in July after the Silverstone race – I’m getting a Pirelli test,” Ricciardo confirmed in an interview with ESPN this week.
“Then maybe I’ll get another one after Monza as well in September. A couple of months away [and] I’ll get to feel what it’s like.”
He continued: “I’m certainly excited to drive a fast car, but also a car that maybe still feels familiar for me – it does a little bit in the sim. But I’m just excited to drive again and to just try to remind a team obviously I once had a lot of success with that I can still turn a fast lap.”