Daniel Ricciardo has offered advice to his younger brother Oscar Piastri, who will take his place in McLaren F1.
McLaren has decided to replace Daniel Ricciardo with Oscar Piastri in 2023. Piastri made his official McLaren debut in post-season testing in Abu Dhabi last month.
After impressive results in the junior category, Oscar Piastri was embroiled in contract disputes between the Alpine F1 Team and McLaren earlier this year. Inevitably, Piastri will be under a lot of pressure as he makes his F1 debut to much fanfare, beating eight-time Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo.
On the Beyond the Grid podcast, Daniel Ricciardo offered advice to 21-year-old Oscar Piastri.
“I think he’s going to be out on the track and driving,” said Daniel Ricciardo.
“It might sound like a very lazy reaction, but I can’t tell you to go out and drive. Learn, be a sponge, drive.”
“Don’t set your standards too high. If you do better than expected, that’s great, but race by race you have to improve.”
“As long as I feel like I’m learning and improving every race, I think that’s all I can ask of myself.”
Daniel Ricciardo’s departure from the McLaren F1 team comes after two difficult years on the grid where he struggled with performance.
Daniel Ricciardo found it difficult to get used to the McLaren car during his two years with his former team-mate Norris and was often outmatched.
However, I believe the problems Daniel Ricciardo has suffered will give McLaren and Oscar Piastri an advantage in avoiding similar problems.
“Also, I think they learned a lot from our two years, even if they didn’t fully understand my side with McLaren.”
“So I think it is possible to transfer all that information to Oscar. From that point of view, I think they can get a little ahead of time.”
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