Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull

  • NationalityAUS
  • Standing 7th
  • Points 35

Season info

Last race

7th

  • Spain 10/05/2015
  • Spain

Best finish

1st

( x3 )

Daniel Ricciardo Links

Daniel Ricciardo optimistic for 2013 future with Toro Rosso

Australian driver thinks more points finishes will secure future

Last Updated: 27/09/12 4:45pm

  • Share:
Daniel Ricciardo: Increasingly confident of a 2013 drive

Daniel Ricciardo: Increasingly confident of a 2013 drive

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Daniel Ricciardo is optimistic that his two points finishes in the last three races have edged him closer to earning a contract renewal at Toro Rosso for 2013.

The Australian youngster, in his first full season of F1, has endured a challenging season with the Red Bull junior outfit given the team have generally been cut adrift at the bottom of the midfield pack.

But after a ten-race absence, Ricciardo finally returned to the points with a ninth place finish at Spa earlier this month, a result he then repeated in Singapore last weekend.

Asked in an interview with Australia's The Age newspaper if the points had been productive for his future at Toro Rosso, the 23-year-old replied: "It doesn't hurt. Every time I get points it's good and particularly with this team. It hasn't been easy to crack the top 10 at the best of times, so every point helps - and to get two is a mini-podium, in a way."

Although there was an expectation at the start of the season that either Ricciardo or team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne could make the step up to replace Mark Webber at Red Bull's senior team for next season, the likelihood was always that they would be given at least two seasons at the junior outfit to learn the F1 ropes.

Ricciardo is confident he is going in the right direction to stay in F1 for another year, particularly as he feels there is still plenty more to come from him.

"Put it this way, if I can keep a few more of these results coming, I think so," he said. "It's definitely on the right path to secure a seat. It isn't a podium, but realistically, it's good.

"I still want to keep improving. I wasn't particularly happy with qualifying, to be honest. I still want to get that perfect, perfect weekend, but this was definitely one of the ones that came close."

  • Share:

Related

F1 Transfer Gossip

'Bottas interest not surprising'

Pat Symond’s isn’t surprised Valtteri Bottas is attracting the interest of other teams, but hopes he will stay at Williams.

Who's a done deal for 2016?

Assessing the state of play in the F1 driver market after Lewis Hamilton's new long-term Mercedes deal.

Hamilton signs new Merc deal

Lewis Hamilton has finally extended his Mercedes contract with his new three-year deal set to make him Britain's highest-paid sportsman.

Related Profiles

Poll

Most Popular

Features

F1's winter holidays

F1's winter holidays

From marriages to skiing holidays and Thailand boot camps, what the F1 stars have done this winter.

2015 driver numbers

2015 driver numbers

The numbers the 18 confirmed drivers will be racing with when the 2015 F1 season gets underway.

2014 driver review

2014 driver review

From Lewis Hamilton to Andre Lotterer, every driver's year reviewed and rated from the 2014 season.