F1 » Horner: No doubts over Ricciardo


Daniel Ricciardo may have scored a single point since being confirmed as a Red Bull driver for 2014, but Christian Horner maintains that he is the right man to partner Sebastian Vettel next season.

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MoD1982

October 29, 2013 11:22 AM

Ah yes, got to love the media. Ricciardo has a couple of bad races and all of a sudden he's being compared to Perez? I personally thought the dude had been driving pretty well(Singapore aside), someone's trying to stir something here I think...

Mintox

October 30, 2013 2:00 AM

Wow! talk about a hatchet job. I guess being in the points and having your car crap itself right before the end of the race is the drivers fault now? He's made one mistake which was Singapore, apart from that he's driven very well and seems even more relaxed since he was signed for RB.
He just held off Alonso for the final point in the last race when Dan had older tyres ffs and he is in a far inferior car. Unbelieveable article.

richard

October 30, 2013 11:01 AM

webbertron. WOW! he didn't have as many pit stops as ferdi. he didn't have to have a new nose fitted like ferdi, he wasn't driving a car that was damaged like ferdi, he wasn't compromised for a couple of laps like ferdi.

Taipan

October 30, 2013 11:13 AM

Webbertron, Maybe Dan is the man for the job, but I certainly wouldn't base that on beating Alonso at the last race as it wasn't exactly a level playing field!

Perez beat Alonso and Kimi does that mean he should get the Ferrari drive next year?

rou

October 30, 2013 1:04 PM
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I believe what Webbertron was trying to say was that he was able to hold Alonso off in the final laps, as did Hulkenburg with Hamilton a few weeks ago. Anyway I believe Ricciardo has what it takes to be a constant podium contender, let's not forget he will be trying to beat a 4x world champion in the same car which is no easy task.

Fullofit

October 30, 2013 1:06 PM

I still think this guy is very very lucky to step up into the top team in the sport with his results.

He hasn't been bad, but I certainly haven't seen anything to make me believe he'll ever be one of the top 10 drivers on the grid in terms of talent.

There are the top guys Vettel, Alonso, Kimi, the 2 Nico's, Button, Massa, Lulu ... who will always be a step above Dan no matter how he improves.
Then you have the up-and-coming guys that will most likely leapfrog him when they arrive in the sport / get into a competitive team ... Bianchi, Sainz, Wehrlein, Abt, ... even Evans.

bobsmyname

October 30, 2013 1:44 PM

@Fullofit

"... who will always be a step above Dan no matter how he improves"

What sort of a statement is that??

I'll be willing to bet - car aside - he'll be mixing it up with and beating the best of them next year.

I reckon he'll even give Vettel a few hidings!

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