Daniel Ricciardo joins Pink Bull as reserve driver, becoming a member of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez
Pink Bull finalised the hiring Wednesday after Ricciardo and the crew each indicated throughout final weekend’s season finale they have been formalising the function. As third driver, Ricciardo will assist Pink Bull with testing and simulator work, in addition to business exercise.
Max Verstappen, the reigning two-time world champion, and Sergio Perez are the crew’s two drivers.
“It’s nice to convey Daniel again into the Pink Bull household. He has monumental expertise and such an excellent character, I do know the entire manufacturing unit is worked up to be welcoming him house,” stated Pink Bull crew principal Christian Horner.
Horner stated Ricciardo’s function “will give us the prospect to diversify, aiding within the growth of the automobile, aiding the crew along with his expertise and data of what it takes to reach F1.
“We’re more than happy to be working with Daniel once more and look ahead to every thing he’ll convey to the crew in 2023.”
Ricciardo first joined Pink Bull in 2014 and completed third within the championship and scored the primary three of his eight profession victories. He gained a race in 2016, the 12 months he was the one driver to complete all 21 races on the schedule, and once more in 2017 when he scored 9 podiums.
Ricciardo gained two of the primary six races to open the 2018 season, which included a victory at Monaco. He then left the crew to drive for Renault for 2 seasons, then spent the final two years with McLaren. Ricciardo held the driving force choice with McLaren for 2023 however was purchased out by the crew.