Daniel Ricciardo insists he would be happy to stay with Red Bull’s ‘family’ for the foreseeable future, even if it means not returning to the main team.
The Australian is currently racing for AlphaTauri on loan from Red Bull, having signed on as their reserve driver, and the 34-year-old sees no reason to leave anytime soon.
“I’m definitely here to stay and I want to stay in the Red Bull family,” he told The Mirror. “Being back here, it just feels very right for me.
“I do like Helmut [Marko, the Red Bull adviser who oversees its driver programme] and his hard approach – I’m a nice, easy-going person but his approach really does work for me. I think it gets a little more out of myself. And Christian [Horner, Red Bull team principal] I’ve always had a good relationship with. I just feel like the chemistry in the team is really good and I like that.
“The big picture would be to get back to that team and that car one day, but I also said that if there is not an opening then I want to stay here.”