Daniel Ricciardo has disclosed his shift to Ferrari fell by for the reason that “someone claimed no” to his arrival from Crimson Bull, leaving him to shift to Renault alternatively.
The Australian was on the current market mid-time soon after turning down a new offer with Crimson Bull and inevitably finished up at Renault in spite of several anticipating his arrival in Marranello.
The shift would have created perception, provided Ricciardo’s Italian heritage, there getting a seat out there with Kimi Raikkonen’s departure and Ferrari getting a workforce who could match the 29-12 months-old’s environment-title aspirations.
But it under no circumstances materialised and when there was speculation he requested for also considerably cash, Ricciardo has now disclosed that an unnamed human being inside the workforce vetoed his arrival.
“I simply cannot say why,” he told Automoto when requested if he wished also considerably cash. “I really do not know what you are conversing about. Who claimed I’d requested for also considerably cash?
“Evidently anyone claimed no when I arrived. Who? I’d like to know, but perhaps I have an idea…”
Even though Ricciardo did not give a identify to his suspect, he could be referring Sebastian Vettel, who is at present the No. one driver at Ferrari owning remaining Crimson Bull a time soon after the Aussie arrived, and outperformed him hence upsetting the apple cart.
In its place of Ricciardo in the pink overalls subsequent time it will be Charles Leclerc, who, in spite of getting 1 of the most interesting youthful motorists in the activity, will continue to existing fewer of an instant obstacle to Vettel’s position at Ferrari.
Nonetheless, it is extra most likely it was Sergio Marchionne, who was pushing for Leclerc’s advertising to Ferrari just before his demise before this 12 months and reportedly even brokered the offer when he was continue to CEO.
When pushed additional on why his shift to Ferrari broke down, Ricciardo was not sure, but hinted the doorway was open up for him to shift there in the long term – should really he choose not to increase his remain at Renault extended than the original two-12 months offer.
“Good dilemma,” he included. “Maybe it is much better if you question them. I talked and talked about, but you see that they experienced now created preparations with Leclerc, so mine fell by.
“That is effective very well and great luck to them as considerably as I’m worried. I hope to continue to have some time in F1 and who is aware of that in the long term there are not possibilities to meet up with yet again.”