In support: Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says Daniel Ricciardo’s decision to leave the team four years ago was a mistake.
Ricciardo ‘rediscovers F1 joy’ at Red Bull – Horner
Ricciardo will become Red Bull’s reserve driver next year after losing his seat at McLaren. He previously designed cars for them between 2014 and 2018 before moving to drive for Renault and later McLaren.
During his interview with The Mirror, Horner said he made a mistake by leaving the team that brought Ricciardo to Formula 1.
“Daniel joined us as a teenager and grew up here with the team,” Horner said. “He had good success here with us and then he went and did something stupid and drove for two other teams and it didn’t work out.”
Horner expects Ricciardo to rediscover his love of F1 once he returns to the team. “Daniel is such a great personality and great guy. We felt it was right to bring him back into the team – and of course with promotion, he’s got the biggest smile in F1.
“For him, instead of the stress of the last two years, he can go back to having fun and rediscovering the joy of being a Formula 1 driver.”
PHM will also expand to Formula Regional
German team PHM Racing has recently confirmed its entry into Formula 2 and Formula 3 and will expand into the Formula One region next year.
PHM was established in this year and in Formula 4. In the year It will compete in four single-seater categories in 2023, with the F2 line-up already fixed. Two drivers have also already been signed for the Formula One Middle East region, with former Sauber Karting defender Joshua Dufek joining the team and Nikita Bedrin moving up from the PHM F4 team.
W Series’ Chloe Chambers gets a new racing seat
After her rookie W Series campaign ended, Chloe Chambers will compete in the Toyota Racing Series for Gilles Motorsports next year.
The 18-year-old American is one of five new drivers selected to compete in the W Series this year, finishing 16th in the championship by one point. There were only seven races before cash flow issues meant the series had to cancel the rest of the season.
In the year She competed in Formula 4 in 2021, finishing 10th in the YACademy Winter Series, eighth in F4 East and 26th in United States F4 with former IndyCar stars Al Unser Jr. and Sarah Fisher coaching.
In 2023, she traveled to New Zealand to undergo testing for TRS after the last season was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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