The popular veteran will be replaced at McLaren by Oscar Piastri, after the team opted to terminate his contract a year early after a disappointing season.

Ricciardo has confirmed he will not feature in the F1 2023 driver line-up after opting against joining teams, such as Alpine or Haas, who had vacant seats.

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“You will see me around,” he hinted about his plan for the F1 2023 season.

“It will look different for me but there is very much a plan in place.

“I am not checking out and saying ‘see you later’. It’s far from that.

“I am putting together a plan to, honestly, get me back to the front of the grid, to win races, and to do the stuff that I know that I can.”

Ricciardo has been heavily linked with taking a reserve driver role at Mercedes, with French TV Canal+ reporting that they were in advanced negotiations.

Lewis Hamilton, however, had urged Ricciardo not to accept a reserve role and to remain on the grid.

But Haas and Williams are the only teams with vacant spots for 2023, and Ricciardo has already ruled himself out.

A season as a reserve driver at a high-profile team could be seen as a way to keep him in a competitive environment ahead of a return to the grid in 2024.

Ricciardo arrived at the F1 United States Grand Prix in style, on horseback, but he sits 12th in the F1 standings after a poor season.