- Crimson Bull boss Christian Horner confirms grim information for Aussie
- Mexican Sergio Perez might be no.2 alongside Max Verstappen
- Ricciardo has impressed driving for AlphaTauri this F1 season
Daniel Ricciardo has been given a jolt in his daring bid to switch Sergio Perez at Crimson Bull subsequent yr.
Christian Horner – the boss of Crimson Bull – has declared the Mexican will race alongside Max Verstappen as their quantity two driver.
‘I’m completely assured and clear that Checo (Perez) might be our driver subsequent yr,’ Horner instructed motorsport.com.
‘Now, if he was injured or one thing like that, these are circumstances past our management. However the clear plan and due to this fact the clear intention is that he’ll proceed with us.
‘We now have introduced the AlphaTauri drivers, we have now our Crimson Bull Racing drivers.
‘That’s how we intend to go racing in 2024.’
Daniel Ricciardo has been given a jolt in his bid to switch Sergio Perez at Crimson Bull subsequent yr
Christian Horner – the boss of Crimson Bull – has declared the Mexican (pictured) will race alongside Max Verstappen as their quantity two driver in 2024
Horner additionally referred to the fixed driver hypothesis at Crimson Bull as ‘noise on the surface’
Perez is at the moment second within the F1 driver standings on 258 factors, behind Crimson Bull teammate and reigning champion Verstappen.
The Dutch driver is on 524 factors and lately clinched his third-straight world title.
Horner additionally referred to rumours Ricciardo will exchange Perez as Crimson Bull as merely ‘noise on the surface.’
‘Sergio has thick pores and skin….. many instances he is picked himself up, brushed himself and obtained again up once more,’ he mentioned. ‘So, hopefully, he is doing the identical now.’
It comes as Ricciardo has impressed with AlphaTauri after he was drafted into exchange Nyck de Vries earlier this season.
Verstappen additionally mentioned lately he can be open to a reunion with Ricciardo.
‘It is less than me to make these type of choices as a result of I am centered by myself efficiency,’ he mentioned.
‘So if it is Checo (Perez) subsequent yr, then nice. I’ve had an ideal working relationship with him but in addition personally suppose he is an ideal man.
‘And if it is Daniel….we get alongside positive and we have now a good time collectively.’