Martin Brundle Talk about dynamics Mercedes Choice for the future Daniel Ricciardo
Martin Brundle Analyze the situation Daniel Ricciardo In the “Fast Track” podcast. The former driver and current commentator of Sky Sports assured that Australians must be patient McLaren. If he is, he may finally realize his dream of becoming an F1 champion.
The one from Perth is in Red Bull and Max VerstappenBut in the end he decided to leave the energy drink team for Renault, and he was on in the second season.Double now Lando Norris At McLaren, a superb team. In recent years, reconstruction has begun, which has brought them good results. This year, they are already running on Mercedes engines.
“This may be Ricardo’s last Grand Slam tournament. McLaren New wind tunnel, But they currently use Toyota 1 in Cologne. Due to the pandemic, they cannot use the new ones as they hoped. This is why I should be patient, because the fruits of this new wind tunnel will no longer appear in the next two or three years,” said the former driver, who won nine podiums at the time.
However, it is obvious that there are no more options for “3”. If you want to win the championship, you have to wait to see if you can win the championship with McLaren. So Brundle’s reason: “Unless he can sign for Mercedes, where else can he go?. I can’t see him return to Red Bull. Maybe he should stay there, but he felt everything went backwards. Max Verstappen, As far as I know, he wants to leave for this reason. Renault This is a mistake that all of us suspect, isn’t it? The thing is, I need to leave Red Bull more than anything else.If both parties are patient, and if you persevere, then so be it McLaren, Which might bring him back upstairs. “
For them 31 In years, Ricciardo made achievements 7 wins 31 podium. With this record, he does not seem to be a candidate for the second driver in a team like Mercedes. The dominant team in the hybrid era performed well when Lewis Hamilton ranked first. Valtteri Bottas has always been a loyal squire.
Brundle believes that the Australians are not suitable for the German team. “I think Mercedes obviously has their junior class, as well as Lewis. Hamilton is a box office driver and his career goes beyond sports, so I can understand why they prioritize Lewis. At the same time, in many ways, Bottas is a perfect match for Lewis.It’s fast enough to be useful, but not fast enough to annoy the superstars of the team. I think Mercedes is very satisfied with this dynamic. It works for you, isn’t it? Do you want to have two bulls in the same field? I don’t think they think so now,” the British said.