Formula 1 Racing

Ricciardo admits he’s not driven well enough to justify Red Bull return

Kerbs painted in tribute to Ayrton Senna, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2024

In the round-up: Daniel Ricciardo said he realised early this year that he wasn’t performing well enough to deserve being re-hired by Red Bull.

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In brief

Ricciardo ‘frustrated by my performances’

Having missed out on a seat at Red Bull in 2025, following their announcement they will retain Sergio Perez for two more seasons, Ricciardo admitted that he was not happy with his performances from an early stage this year.

“I look at my season honestly and I know that, yes, although Miami was amazing, that one good result is not going to be enough when you’re maybe trying to get a top seat in the sport,” he told RDS. “That’s not enough.

“I’ve been probably frustrated in some of my own performances where I’m just not having that consistency week-in, week-out.”

Ricciardo went into his first full year back in F1 hoping to secure a return to F1 but admitted “already after the first few races all my attention was really on here [RB] and how I can keep doing better.

“The story in my head, and the nice way to finish my career, I’ve said, of course I’d love to go back to Red Bull. But I simply need to be doing a bit better here before anything like that can possibly happen.”

Montreal’s Senna tribute

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is paying tribute to Senna

The kerbs at the Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve’s opening corners have been painted green and yellow for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix in tribute to Ayrton Senna.

The triple world champion died thirty years ago during a tragic San Marino Grand Prix weekend at Imola where fellow driver Roland Ratzenberger also lost his life. Senna and Ratzenberger were remembered at this year’s Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, while several drivers have raced with Senna-inspired helmet designs featuring the Brazilian driver’s green and yellow colours from the Brazilian flag.

Although not regularly referred to as such, the opening sequence of corners at the Montreal circuit have been officially named ‘Virage Senna’ since the nineties, following Senna’s death.

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