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F1 2022: “I can’t imagine Ricciardo having another chance in Formula 1”

ANDhe driver market has moved intensely throughout the summer break in Formula 1 and there are several names in the air that are looking for a seat


ANDhe driver market has moved intensely throughout the summer break in Formula 1 and there are several names in the air that are looking for a seat to stay in the top category, a situation that is analyzed by Ralf Schumacher.

The German spoke to Sky Germany and said: “The names are there, with each booth. Mick Schumacher has also not signed a contract yet. Therefore, he will be a candidate. A candidate with speed, as seen. Nico Hulkenberg is also still looking for an opportunity. And then there is the matter of Daniel Ricciardo.”

On the case of the Australian driver, the brother of the legendary Michael Schumacher was clear: “Personally, I can’t imagine him getting another chance in Formula 1. But I don’t know who should be wearing Alpine right now.”

“It was clear that Alpine had no interest at first in putting Piastri in the car next year, because it has been seen that young pilots need some adaptation time. They wanted to accommodate him for a year or two somewhere else.”

For Ralf, Alpine made a mistake by not signing Piastri: “There was an option from Alpine to sign him for 2023, but they didn’t make it valid because they didn’t expect Alonso to leave. But if you have such a jewel, it is criminal to let it go. If you are not able to design the contracts correctly, then you can’t blame the young man.”