In the sudden turmoil in the F1 transfer market last week, Daniel Ricciardo found refuge for 2021 within the stable McLaren, who had seen his Spanish driver Carlos Sainz join the Scuderia Ferrari to replace future starter Sebastian Vettel.
A change of horizon for Daniel Ricciardo after only two seasons in the Renault F1 Team, but which could bring to Woking an element of importance for the return to the foreground aimed by the British team.
" Recruit a winner like Daniel is definitely a sign that we are going in the right direction, valued For Zak Brown, executive director of McLaren, on Sky Sports F1. He believes in it.
We were looking to bring him in a few years ago, before he made the decision not to join us. I told him about it since then and he said, "You were coming out of a rather bad season", which was politely said.
Now he has seen the changes we have made, the leadership provided by Andreas (Seidl), the support of our shareholders, the Mercedes engine (which will arrive in 2021). We are a moving team and I think it will help us take it to the next level. "
This level that McLaren has been looking for since 2012, the year of the last victory for a Woking car.