Aussie F1 personality and current Red Bull reserve driver is confirmed to be getting back behind the wheel at the upcoming British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
The teams’ motorsport advisor Helmut Marko confirmed the news saying, “We will have Ricciardo in the car for three days after Silverstone at the tyre test and then you can evaluate where Ricciardo really stands”.
This will be the first time that Ricciardo has been behind the wheel of an actual F1 in 2023, with his current duties being media duties and also doing a lot of simulator work.
It will also be the first time Ricciardo gets back behind the wheel of a Red Bull car since leaving for Renault (now Alpine) back in 2019.
Since coming back to Red Bull, Daniel has expressed his desire to return to the grid, but only to a competitive team and not a backmarker team.
The rumour mill has been intensifying since current Red Bull driver Sergio Perez has been struggling for consistent on-track results.
The Silverstone return has been locked in for a while, with Ricciardo looking forward to his return, “I’ve been in the simulator, but I will drive the RB19 in July after the Silverstone race,” Ricciardo told ESPN earlier this year.
“Then maybe I’ll get another one after Monza as well in September.”
“I’m certainly excited to drive a fast car, but also a car that maybe still feels familiar to me – it does a little bit in the sim.”
“But I’m just excited to drive again and to just try to remind a team obviously I once had a lot of success with that I can still turn a fast lap.”