F1: Daniel Riccardo say “No truth to Ferrari negotiations now”
Daniel Ricciardo denys reports that he is in negotiations with Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) about a seat in a Scuderia F1 racer in Y 2019.
Mr. Ricciardo is the Key player in this year’s driver market, his contract is out at the end of Y 2018. Red Bull Racing management has given the Australian driver until August to decide on whether to accept its offer of an extension.
This week, Italian media suggested Mr. Ricciardo had signed a ‘pre-agreement’ deal with Ferrari giving both parties exclusive negotiating rights until 30 June, he was quick to quash the rumor ahead of this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix at Baku/
“That’s not true, I can say that,” Mr. Ricciardo said Thursday when asked about the reports.
Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport claimed he is asking for an about $25-M a season contract to take him through to Y 2020.
Mr. Ricciardo insists he has not spoken to any rival F1 teams yet.
“I’ve only had talks with Red Bull. Even last year we were pretty open with each other, I think through the media they are interested in keeping me. We’ve had some talks. I’m aware of other reports, but there hasn’t been anything else, they’re not true, at least up until now.”
The Aussie Hot Shoey has been answering questions about his future for most of the year and has repeatedly stated that his decision will be based on getting a car capable of winning a championship, something he reiterated and always with a big smile.
“I think the curiosity will not overcome the facts, I guess, in terms of what options I will have and which car is ultimately the fastest I can be with. That’s ultimately top of my list. I wouldn’t just go somewhere else for change, if I did move on then I would want to make sure for something would be potentially be better. But that’s all really.”
Good on Daniel, looking forward to seeing in a Ferrari F1 racer soonest
The FP1 at Baku, Friday have a look
Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2018 schedule
(All times BST)
Saturday, 28 April, FP3, 11am-12pm
Saturday, 28 April, Qualifying, 2pm-3pm
Sunday, 29 April, Race, 1.10pm-3.10pm
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