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Daniel Ricciardo: “Glad to say goodbye to the F1 circus”

Australian Daniel Ricciardo has had a very difficult and disappointing F1 season at McLaren so far. So much so that there is strong speculation about Ricciardo’s future. Ricciardo himself realizes that the season has not gone very well so far.

Ricciardo only scored points in five of the thirteen races, resulting in a meager nineteen points, good for twelfth place in the championship. That is in stark contrast to teammate Lando Norris’ 76 points and seventh place.

“I am very happy that there is a break. These were not the six months I had hoped for,” said Ricciardo. “I need it. Mainly because it wasn’t a good six months. But even if the season goes well, I still need a break.”

“The weekends are packed and so busy, being away from this circus for a few weeks will be really fun.”

Such a summer break usually does Ricciardo very well, according to him it provides a kind of ‘reset’.

“Getting away from F1 gives me a natural reset,” said Ricciardo the day before the controversy surrounding Oscar Piastri’s ‘promotion’ at Alpine began.

“I’m imagining taking the vacation out of my system about 10-14 days well into the summer break and starting to get that hunger again,” said Ricciardo.

“I will go out for a bit, spend time with friends, have some beers and have fun. Then I will get to the point where I will not feel guilty but will begin to want it to start again. It is a kind of natural switch that will probably come after about fourteen days.”

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