“None of those ‘poor me’ feelings,” Daniel Ricciardo reveals he was more than happy to see Max Verstappen lifting 2021 F1 title

McLaren star Daniel Riccardo had no second thoughts about leaving Red Bull and moving on to a new venture.

Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo
Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo

The ever so cheerful Daniel Riccardo has given a classy statement where he said that he has absolutely no regrets after leaving Red Bull after Max Verstappen was able to win the championship for his former racing company.

When he left Red Bull for Renault, it did come as shock to everyone especially Red Bull’s team Principal Christian Horner. When Horner thought that he was on the verge to sign for Red Bull, he went on to sign for Renault, which shocked everyone.

But this move did not go according to plan for the Australian maestro and he made yet another change when he joined for McLaren in two years’ time. This move got him partial success as he won the Italian Grand prix and marked his return.

But Daniel Riccardo’s potential as a driver has still not been fulfilled. He has everything in his armor to become a world champion and shouldn’t settle for anything less. He might have been returned to the podium but the focus should be to do that on a consistent basis.

McLaren star Daniel Riccardo had no second thoughts about leaving Red Bull and moving on to a new venture

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Daniel Riccardo and Max Verstappen after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Red Bull is set to take on Mercedes this season but it could certainly be a three way race with the firepower that McLaren has to offer and it could be tense as Daniel Riccardo will take on his former team with this emerging superpower.

Ricciardo was asked if he had any regrets about leaving Red Bull at the launch of MCL36

“Honestly, no,” he said. I don’t want to say it like, ‘No, I don’t’, like snappy and disrespectful to Red Bull, because they gave me a lot in my career. They really made a lot of this possible for me. Of course, 2021 they won the Driver’s title but, if I would have gone another year – 2019, 2020 and then ’21 – I’m not sure if I would have been a better version of myself,” he added.

“None of those ‘poor me’ feelings. If anything I was happy for them to get back to the top. If it can’t be me then I’m happy for it to be them!,” as reported by planet F1.

Daniel Riccardo has always been one of the most talented and also one of the most respectful drivers that you will come across and this classy statement epitomizes his character. The driver was all focused on the future and what laid ahead of him rather than crying over spilled milk and he hopes for good times for him and his teammate in this upcoming season.

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