Undesirable Aussie driver Daniel Ricciardo could sensationally defect to NASCAR racing if he fails to safe a seat on the F1 grid subsequent 12 months.
Ricciardo, 33, is reportedly within the sights of bold Trackhouse Racing Venture 91 boss Justin Marks to race NASCAR.
The Perth born driver stays and not using a Components One deal for subsequent season after he and McLaren break up with a 12 months to run on his contract.
Aussie driver Daniel Ricciardo could sensationally defect to NASCAR racing if he fails to safe a seat on the F1 grid subsequent 12 months
Ricciardo, 33, is reportedly within the sights of bold Trackhouse Racing Venture 91 boss Justin Marks (pictured) to race NASCAR within the US
He was changed by fellow Aussie Oscar Piastri.
Ricciardo – who has gained eight races in his profession – mentioned final month he can be ‘at peace’ with sitting on the F1 sidelines as a reserve if the suitable profession transfer doesn’t eventuate.
It’s believed to have prompted Trackhouse Racing boss Marks to discreetly ask the query.
Marks is determined to carry internationally’s elite motorsport athletes into NASCAR after which drive for Trackhouse Racing.
British champion Lewis Hamilton (pictured left) has backed the favored Aussie to proceed his profession in F1 come 2023
He would even be properly conscious of Ricciardo’s potential market worth – and is aware of curiosity can be large if he lured the West Australian to race within the US, in line with the Herald Solar.
After a four-year stint with Crimson Bull from 2014 to 2018, Ricciardo sought an exit on the time to additional his personal racing profession and made the swap to Renault.
Nonetheless, he solely stayed on the French aspect for 2 seasons earlier than one other transfer – this time to McLaren, the place he has been since 2021.
In 225 race begins, the Australian driver has gained eight races – most lately in Monza, Italy in 2021 – and featured on the rostrum 32 occasions.
Earlier this month, British champion Lewis Hamilton backed the favored Aussie to proceed his profession in F1.
‘I believe he ought to be racing, firstly,’ Hamilton mentioned forward of the Italian Grand Prix.
‘I believe he is far too proficient — he is earnt the suitable to be amongst us all racing.
‘If I used to be managing him, he’d be racing.’