Daniel Ricciardo: I feel like AlphaTauri is not a junior team anymore

Ricciardo showed that he will be an important link of AlphaTauria

by Sead Dedovic
Daniel Ricciardo: I feel like AlphaTauri is not a junior team anymore
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Daniel Ricciardo showed from the start of his time at AlphaTauri that he is a capable driver capable of achieving great things. Nyck De Vries was replaced by Ricciardo, as he didn't meet the team's expectations. According to his statements, Ricciardo is happy with how this season has unfolded.

They identified the main problem and made progress as a team. He plans to usethat knowledge in the upcoming season "There's definitely some things we found in the car as the season went on," Ricciardo said, as quoted by racingnews365.com!

"Everything I fed back to the team, I feel like they've actioned or done their best to make it happen or make it work. I feel like this is not a junior team anymore. We have a lot of plans for next year, hopefully we can prove that on track and get more points."

2024 season: There's a lot in me coming back that's really exciting

Franz Tost will no longer serve as team principal starting from next season and will be replaced by Peter Bayer and Laurent Mekies.

Additionally, the team will undergo a name change and several other alterations. Anticipation surrounds the team's rebuilding phase, signaling a completely new direction they will go. Ricciardo has already demonstrated this season that the team can expect impressive performances from him.

"There's a lot in me coming back that's really exciting. There's also a team that is rebuilding, a little bit like how I've kind of done this phase of my career," he continued. "We're all on a similar path and there is a lot of confidence.

In Yuki's season he's stepped up a lot and proved himself and I think the team has a lot of faith in me. I think they still see me as a Red Bull driver and the results I had and not as a McLaren driver and the results I had, so we're all in a good place."

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