McLaren informed Ricciardo about the upcoming replacement for Piastri
According to Racingnews365, the Australian McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo has been informed that next season he will be replaced
According to Racingnews365, the Australian McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo has been informed that next season he will be replaced by the reserve Alpine driver Oscar Piastri.
McLaren signed a contract with Piastri on July 30 during the Hungarian Grand Prix and has already received approval from the FIA commission, after which Ricciardo was notified that he would be replaced next season.
The team is looking for an option with a "soft" breakup with Daniel. Perhaps it will be monetary compensation or McLaren will help find a place for the driver for the new season.
At the same time, the driver himself has the right to use the option and extend the contract for another year. Ricciardo must exercise this right by September 1.
Earlier, the head of Alpine, Otmar Szafnauer, commenting on the possible replacement of Fernando Alonso, mentioned Ricciardo, saying that Daniel's return to the French team should not be a problem.