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Daniel Ricciardo hopes to stay with Toro Rosso for 2013

Daniel Ricciardo says he thinks he will remain with Toro Rosso for a second season in 2013 barring a disastrous end to his current campaign.

Ricciardo scored his first points finish on home soil in Australia back in March this season but has been unable to replicate the feat since then, with Toro Rosso slipping off the pace of its midfield rivals as the season has gone on.

There have been flashes of speed however, with Ricciardo impressing with sixth on the grid in Bahrain, while the Australian has also comprehensively out-qualified team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne during the eleven races run so far and he said he was keen to secure his place with the team again for 2013 as a result.

"I'd say I'll stay unless the next few races go very badly," he was quoted as telling Motorsport-Total.com. "The qualifying has been okay for me, the races were up and down but if I can knock out a few races and remain strong in qualifying I honestly think I've done everything I can do.

"It would be good to get a season year because there is still a lot to learn."



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Josh - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 10:42 PM

This years STR is such a lemon that it's impossible to rate these drivers fairly, let alone compare them to the two drivers they replaced. Last year BUE and ALG had the luxury of a car capable of regular top-10 finishes. RIC and JEV have no such luxury this year. Let's see if the team can throw together a decent car in 2013 so we can really see these boys fight with other drivers and show their worth.

harv - Unregistered

August 04, 2012 1:53 AM

richard you continue your "faster in race conditions" argument, even though DR started behind Vergne the last race and still beat him, and they are 5-5 in completed races. He has a whole ELEVEN races more "experience" than Vergne, which is nothing, in case you need it explained (and even less relevant, considering he was in an HRT). 9-2 in qualifying seems to suggest to me, at least, that he is quite comprehensively ahead of Vergne at this point, when race results are even. If Ricciardo beats Verge in races 15-5 this season, will you make up some derogatory "fact" to put him down, like you did with your Ferrari-Webber talks being "one sided"?



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