McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo has struggled in the new 2022 MCL36 after being outclassed by his younger teammate Lando Norris on both Saturdays. The Australian has yet to score a championship point this season and appears to be struggling with the new regulations car. He returns to Albert Park this week where he will be racing Australian GP as a McLaren driver for the first time.
The American IndyCar driver Colton Herta, who recently joined the team as McLaren, is already looking for a move to Formula 1. The 21-year-old was the youngest Indycar winner in 2019 and last tested for McLaren
And the aging Ricciardo appears to be on his way to a place in motorsport’s elite. Although Herta Ricciardo doesn’t wish for bad form, he said it would be a dream to drive in Formula 1.
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According to the new sports regulations of Formula 1, teams are allowed to test cars that are one year old in order to evaluate young talents for the future. Colton Herta stands for Daniel Ricciardo during testing after testing positive for Covid-19 ahead of the pre-season test in Bahrain.
Herta, who drives in IndyCar for Andretti Autosport, said driving a Formula 1 car has always been on his racing bucket list. He said, “If (Ricciardo) keeps building I probably won’t have that opportunity but hopefully Lando kicks his butt a little bit more so I at least have a chance.”
He added, “Obviously I would never wish anyone down. I don’t pray for his downfall. If he does well, great for him – he deserves the place. I think it’s all in his hands going forward, but part of me is kind of hoping that I get the opportunity, at least a little foot in the door, to maybe show what I can do.”
Herta tested the 2021 McLaren MCL35M during the Junior Driver Testing program during pre-season testing in Bahrain. Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo is hoping to score his first points of the season and break his run of poor performances.
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