F1 » Ricciardo 'better long term' for Red Bull

Helmut Marko says Daniel Ricciardo was a 'better long term' option for Red Bull when it came to choosing a replacement for Mark Webber

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September 11, 2013 10:41 PM

"We need Daniel to be as fast as Mark. Sometimes Mark was on the same level as Sebastian, and sometimes even better. That's what we want from Ricciardo."

Wait a minute...did Helmut Marko really just compliment Webber?


September 12, 2013 12:52 PM
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If you look at these comments from Marko and what Raikkonnen recently said when he stated that RBR chose the option they thought was best for them, it sort of puts an end to the claims by some that Daniel was RBR's plan b.


September 13, 2013 10:55 AM

Ricciardo will be in F1 longer than Kimi will. He is younger, and if they can do with him what they did with Seb the World had better watch out. It's the right move, I think. They know Vettel is quick enough to bring the majority of points they need for the WCC home, Ricciardo will be able to get the rest even if he isn't super fast. Chances are though that he will surprise you. And is why he is better for RBR. If he does mature into another "Vettel" it also covers them for if/when Vettel chooses to move to pastures new.

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