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    Ricciardo's future

    So today's win at the Chinese GP is raising his profile at a most convenient time for him, as his contract with Red Bull is coming to an end and there may just be juicy openings at Mercedes and perhaps Ferrari. What do you people thing?

    Interestingly, Autosport yesterday published that Ricciardo is becoming less and less optimistic over Renault. Whether this is actually meaningful or not, I don't know, but I'm fairly certain that the guy wants a faster car and the current top two teams need a faster second driver.

    That said, I don't see Ferrari pairing Vettel with Ricciardo. That didn't go all that well for Seb last time around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N4D13 View Post
    So today's win at the Chinese GP is raising his profile at a most convenient time for him, as his contract with Red Bull is coming to an end and there may just be juicy openings at Mercedes and perhaps Ferrari. What do you people thing?

    Interestingly, Autosport yesterday published that Ricciardo is becoming less and less optimistic over Renault. Whether this is actually meaningful or not, I don't know, but I'm fairly certain that the guy wants a faster car and the current top two teams need a faster second driver.

    That said, I don't see Ferrari pairing Vettel with Ricciardo. That didn't go all that well for Seb last time around.
    If you look back to Ricciado in the cool off room with Bottas and Kimi. The body language of the two fins were of " Here is the guy looking to steal my seat". This race has simply put the message very clearly to Wolff and Arrivabene to make up their minds very quickly about him. Lets face it, it is a race between Mercedes and Ferrari to sign Ricciado. He is simply the most exciting driver available in 2019. And l doubt Redbull would be able to hang on to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrodaze View Post
    Lets face it, it is a race between Mercedes and Ferrari to sign Ricciado. He is simply the most exciting driver available in 2019. And l doubt Redbull would be able to hang on to him.
    Kimi retires at the end of 2018 at age 39; Danny Ric takes a Ferrari seat. Ferrari has the numbers 5 & 3 on their cars in 2019.

    This story almost writes itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    Kimi retires at the end of 2018 at age 39; Danny Ric takes a Ferrari seat. Ferrari has the numbers 5 & 3 on their cars in 2019.

    This story almost writes itself.
    Why do you assume Ric can't sit in Mercedes, taking the seat of Bostas who went to Ferrari?

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    Let's not assume that Ferrari will necessarily let go Raikkonen so easily. He is a great team player. Just recall how he rode on spent tires in Chinese GP way too long without complaining in order to back up the rest of the field (and back up Bottas into Vettel).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    Kimi retires at the end of 2018 at age 39; Danny Ric takes a Ferrari seat. Ferrari has the numbers 5 & 3 on their cars in 2019.

    This story almost writes itself.
    Will that mean the cars will then drive themselves?
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