Daniel Ricciardo will return to Red Bull Racing next season as third driver. Team boss Christian Horner has made it clear that the signing of the Australian does not mean he is considered a possible replacement for Sergio Perez.
“For certain reasons, the contract with Daniel is very specific,” Racingnews365 quotes Christian Horner. – We have a contract with Sergio for the next two years, and he made a good step forward last season. He feels much more comfortable in the team than in the first season.
The collaboration between Max and Sergio turned out to be phenomenal. We have won the Constructors’ Championship, achieved five doubles and our drivers have a good relationship. They are doing a great job for us and we have no reason to believe that anything will change tomorrow or that their contractual obligations to the team will change.”
Source: F1 News