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Podcast: All the implications of Ricciardo’s F1 comeback

by Matt Beer
1 min read

Nyck de Vries losing his AlphaTauri seat is a development that’s been on the cards for much of the 2023 Formula 1 season.

But the fact Red Bull’s moving him aside in favour of its very high profile reserve Daniel Ricciardo rather than slotting top junior Liam Lawson into that car has a lot of implications.

In a special episode of The Race F1 Podcast, Edd Straw and Scott Mitchell-Malm look at what the return of a driver who’s particularly marketable but comes with a lot of question marks after his McLaren stint means for both Red Bull teams, F1 itself, Sergio Perez and Yuki Tsunoda. And, of course, Ricciardo’s own F1 career.

They also debate what’s turned out to be a bizarrely brief F1 stint for De Vries, and have strong words for the Red Bull organisation’s handling of everything from signing him in the first place to dropping him now.

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