Formula 1

Video: The big McLaren deja vu risk in Ricciardo’s comeback

by Matt Beer
1 min read

Red Bull’s confident it’s seen enough from Daniel Ricciardo in its simulator to facilitate his Formula 1 racing return with AlphaTauri and openly consider a longer-term future for him back in its senior team.

But Ricciardo was only off the grid in the first place because of how he struggled to deal with a difficult car at McLaren.

And the 2023 AlphaTauri is not an easy car…

Will history repeat itself? Or is there enough distance between the McLaren characteristics that puzzled Ricciardo and the precise problems that have hampered this year’s AlphaTauri?

That’s the question we tackle in this video:

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