Italian no longer wants to speak to Aussie after Brazilian Grand Prix incident
Remember he is not at the peak of his career, something he doesn’t fully understand
Haas team boss Guenther Steiner is not going to answer any more calls from Daniel Ricciardo, especially considering what happened at the start of the Brazilian GP. The Italian manager says he had been interested in the Australian’s position ahead of the summer break, but there hasn’t been much interest from the latter.
Facing doubts about who will be the second Haas driver for 2023, Steiner inquired about Ricciardo’s status, but the Australian has never spoken to him about the future. Also, remember that given his performance this year and what happened when he left Brazil, he’s not interested in taking any more calls from him.
“I contacted him in the beginning before everything happened with McLaren. I contacted him to see what he was going to do next year, but that went nowhere, he didn’t even talk to me“, Steiner commented in words published by The Race.
“He still won’t talk to me and better hit us up last weekend. So i don’t answer calls anymore, Obviously Daniel didn’t do well this year. If not, I will continue at McLaren. So we have to take that into account as well, we would have known he was not at the top of his career.”
Steiner, on the other hand, does not understand the decline in Ricciardo’s performances during the past two years at McLaren. The Italian remembers the Australian’s success during his time at Red Bull, but considering his current state, would have considered him a risky signing, as there is no guarantee he will return to his best.
“I still don’t get it because I think he is a very good driver because he won the race with red bull, It was great and things didn’t come together this year. So if you sign someone like that, you accept the risk, can you get them to come back or not?” Steiner concluded.
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