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Tsunoda eyes Purple Bull, Ricciardo eyes F1 exit door

While one driver is eyeing a move to Formula 1’s top seat, his teammate is facing the exit door. “That was a fantastic performance,” Dr Helmut Marko, the notoriously stormy and influential F1 consultant at Red Bull, told Servus TV in Melbourne. “He was there the whole time and he didn’t make any mistakes. The

Tsunoda eyes Purple Bull, Ricciardo eyes F1 exit door

Tsunoda eyes Red Bull, Ricciardo (...)

Whereas one driver is eyeing a transfer to Method 1’s prime seat, his teammate is dealing with the exit door.

“That was a unbelievable efficiency,” Dr Helmut Marko, the notoriously stormy and influential F1 advisor at Purple Bull, advised Servus TV in Melbourne.

“He was there the entire time and he didn’t make any errors. The primary 5 groups are so robust that it’s fairly an achievement if you happen to handle to be forward of them.”

He was referring to Yuki Tsunoda, who certified eighth – an unimaginable ten positions forward of his increasingly-struggling RB teammate Daniel Ricciardo.

Only a day earlier, Marko admitted each Ricciardo and Sergio Perez – each 34 – are getting too previous to be the “future” stars of Purple Bull Racing, the power drink firm’s prime Method 1 crew.

“Hopefully they are going to contemplate me,” Japanese Tsunoda, 23, stated in Melbourne.

“I wish to present my worth as a driver, additionally for the opposite groups. I wish to present that I’m an actual fighter.”

As for former race winner Ricciardo, nevertheless, his star appears to be fading rapidly – even after Purple Bull rescued his profession final 12 months following his McLaren ousting.

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“I believe the strain is an excessive amount of for him once more,” former F1 driver Giedo van der Garde advised Viaplay. “Someway he can’t deal with it anymore.

“I don’t assume he’ll even make it to the tip of the season if he continues like this.”

Certainly, Australian Ricciardo doesn’t deny that he has been left within the shade by Tsunoda at his dwelling race this weekend. “I can inform you that I couldn’t have improved by seven tenths,” he stated, referring to his hole to the sister RB automotive.

It doesn’t bode effectively for Ricciardo’s probabilities of even staying in Method 1 subsequent 12 months, not to mention returning to Purple Bull Racing to be Max Verstappen’s new teammate.

“How’s he going to compete with Verstappen if he can’t get on prime of Tsunoda in the identical crew?” former F1 driver David Brabham wonders to the Australian broadcaster 9.

“Right away, confidence within the Purple Bull camp in Daniel will rapidly flip in opposition to him.”

When requested if he would possibly swap to a different sequence if his F1 journey ends once more on the finish of the 12 months – and even earlier – Ricciardo stated he was solely within the prime class of motorsport.

“I do know for positive it’s Method 1 or nothing,” he stated. “If we discuss different championships, then for now I’d quite stay only a fan.”

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