Post by Willsy Post by Sir Tim
There is a rumour that Adrian Newey might be considering his position. Were
he to move that would surely be the clincher for Ricciardo and would make
Verstappen’s contract look a lot less attractive (although I imagine there
are performance-related clauses).
I wouldn't be surprised if Ricciardio exits stage-left, but... to where?
Yeah, I was thinking Ferrari or Merc, which are presumably the only two
teams he would be interested in. People say that Dan is far too quick for
Vettel’s liking but Vettel doesn’t run Ferrari, Marchionne does, and he’s a
pretty tough guy.
There seem to have been discussions between Ricciardo and Mercedes but the
team is pretty impressed with Bottas just now so probably want to maintain
the status quo. I can’t help wondering whether the delays over Hamilton’s
contract have something to do with the Ricciardo situation, although,
whilst both Vettel and Hamilton are capable of throwing hissy fits, it is
my impression that Lewis would accept a super-competitive team mate more
readily than Seb would (discuss :-))