Daniel Ricciardo joins Red Bull as reserve driver, joining Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez


Milton Keynes: Daniel Ricciardo will return to Red Bull Racing next season as the team’s third driver — a role which keeps the popular Australian in Formula 1 but not on the actual grid.

Red Bull finalised the hiring Wednesday after Ricciardo and the team both indicated during last weekend’s season finale they were formalising the role. As third driver, Ricciardo will help Red Bull with testing and simulator work, as well as commercial activity.

Reunited: World champion Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo are back on the same side at Red Bull.

Reunited: World champion Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo are back on the same side at Red Bull.Credit:Getty Images

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