The first to be sorry to see Daniel Ricciardo so obviously in trouble in his adventure with the McLaren is Christian Horner. The team principal of Red Bull he knows the Australian driver very well, with whom he shared five very intense years of work within the Milton Keynes team and then saw him “run away” in the direction Renault with the clear goal of becoming its top driver. After just one season under the sign of Losanga, however, Ricciardo began to make the decision to change his jersey again, considering the project of the Woking team more in line with his objectives.
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The 2021 season, however, did not start on the right foot. Between Ricciardo and McLaren the spark did not strike and his and the team’s inevitable embarrassment at the disappointing performance on the track was compounded by the fact that teammate Lando Norris, ten years younger than him, is consistently proving to be faster and more effective. Many, in light of an opaque start to the season, are wondering if the 32-year-old pilot born in Perth he hadn’t done better to stay at Red Bull. Christian Horner spoke on the issue, who in a recent episode of the podcast Beyond The Grid said he was sure Ricciardo “He is not completely sorry he left the team” with which he arrived third in the World Cup in 2014 and 2016.
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“It was a decision he felt he had to make at that moment”, explained the Red Bull team principal, who he confessed to be very sorry for the moment of crisis that Ricciardo is going through. “Daniel has remained a great friend of our team even after the interruption of our working relationship and I am convinced that he is still a great driver. – concluded Horner -. Seeing him in such trouble makes me very sad, but I’m sure he will be able to overcome any difficulty “.