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September 05, 2013 9:09 AM

F1 » Ricciardo: I'm not here to run around in tenth place


Very good! Now you're telling it like it is! You are assuming that I think Ricciardo is a bad driver, but you're wrong.... Talk about him with more confidence! And you can all judge him to the very highest standards, with no excuses, if he wins or does not win the world title next year and the year after, since he is "the best option" and now has the best equipment on the grid! You can't hedge your bets. IF he is thrashed by Vettel next year, we don't want to hear stories like....well, Vettel was the reigning champ, Ricciardo is only 20-something, he was new in the team, only there to learn his trade, Marko was blocking him, blah blah blah. That's my point! YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!

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September 04, 2013 5:11 PM

F1 » Ricciardo: I'm not here to run around in tenth place


Precisely right, 107. Why have the extended discussions with Kimi and the pool of talent that came forward, if they did not think that those drivers offered the best package? If DR had been the best package from day 1, they would have known it and there would have been NO DISCUSSIONS with anyone outside the Red Bull family of drivers. The shift back to the junior team was a secondary option and not an automatic one from day 1. This will sound like one has something personal against DR as a driver, but no, far from it. BUT JUST TELL IT LIKE IT IS!

F1Rules

September 03, 2013 10:02 PM

F1 » Ricciardo: I'm not here to run around in tenth place


That's ok, Mark. It's all good. You are one of the few on the board telling it like it is. I am in favour of the team sport approach and I can clearly see why RBR have gone for Ricciardo. I just wish more people would tell it just like it is - and I'm not referring to you. I assume a similar discussion/argument would have raged with the RBR team prior to the decision being made - and they have made their decision, which is their right to do. But he feels the need to make statements like this and they also feel the need to put up a united front and explain that he is the best choice, instead of saying he is a number 2, there to learn his craft, back up Seb and collect WCC points for the team.

F1Rules

September 03, 2013 9:12 PM

F1 » Ricciardo: I'm not here to run around in tenth place


Ok Mark, thanks for clarifying your understanding of the term. You don't need to criticise my understanding of the term, especially if you think that "not being a pay driver" is the justification for assuming such a high pressure seat in F1. DiResta, Massa and Sutil are not pay drivers, but they are still not the best on merit. Still, I wish people would just tell it like it is, instead of beating around the bush...

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September 03, 2013 8:29 PM

F1 » Ricciardo: I'm not here to run around in tenth place


Ok Mark, but how do you square that with all this talk of being there purely "on merit"? Or maybe I just have a different understanding of that phrase? Tell me there are better drivers out there who qualify on merit, tell me DR will be the number 2 and learn from Vettel, tell me Red Bull need to justify their junior driver programme, etc.......but don't tell me he is the BEST CHOICE and later on start explaining that he is not so experienced, still learning, etc. I have nothing against DR as a driver, but YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!


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