Ferrari, before Sainz contacts with a F1 big: he reveals it himself. Binotto had studied several options to cope with Vettel’s exit from the Maranello team
Daniel Ricciardo admitted to having had talks with Ferrari before signing the contract with McLaren and decide to leave Renault.
The Australian has signed a multi-year agreement to move to the Woking team next season, replacing Carlos Sainz. The Spaniard is the chosen one to take the place left vacant by Sebastian Vettel, but apparently it may not have been the first choice of Binotto is Camilleri.
The Australian driver has been approached Ferrari more than once in a career. In 2018, when its future at Red Bull he seemed in doubt, there were some conversations with Maranello, which then failed.
Now during the winter of 2019, when the choice of Vettel has become reality, the prancing Horse a viable option for Daniel is back.
“There have been discussions for a few years already, and something has been there recently“He said Ricciardo a CNN.
“So yes, I won’t deny it. Ferrari and I could have reached an agreement, but everything did not happen “.
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Ferrari, before Sainz contacts with a F1 big: he reveals it himself
Ricciardo he then added: “Everyone told me that it would be a great thing to switch to Rosso. I tried not to get involved emotionally in the choice and to remain lucid. In the end things didn’t materialize but I’m not sorry. I think Sainz deserved it for the great 2019 he did. ”
The pilot of Italian origins should have signed with the McLaren already in 2018, before moving on to Renault. Now 3 years late, in the 2021 the mosaic will be completed. In the meantime, the English team has made good progress in terms of competitiveness, returning to being the fourth force of the Circus.
However Ricciardo he confessed that he was not immediately so sure to accept the Enstone: “I haven’t made up my mind. I thought long before making this change. I think it’s the right choice for my current moment. “
Maybe even if not confessed, a pinch of regret for not having arrived in Italy it remains, and after all it would also be understandable.
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