Daniel Ricciardo. (McLaren Racing Photo)

Ricciardo To Leave McLaren At End Of Season

Daniel Ricciardo will be leaving McLaren Racing at the end of the 2022 season.

Ricciardo’s contract for 2023 has been terminated, with both sides mutually agreeing to part ways. 

After joining McLaren in 2021, Ricciardo enjoyed success with the team, including winning the 2021 Italian Grand Prix in Monza. McLaren was the only team to achieve a one-two last season en route to securing fourth position in the Constructors’ Championship.

“It’s been a privilege to be a part of the McLaren Racing family for the last two seasons but following several months of discussions with Zak (Brown) & Andreas (Seidl) we have decided to terminate my contract with the team early and agree to mutually part ways at the end of this season,” Ricciardo said. “I’ll be announcing my own future plans in due course but regardless of what this next chapter brings, I have no regrets and am proud of the effort and work I gave McLaren, especially the win in Monza, last season. I’ve enjoyed working with everyone at McLaren both trackside and back in Woking and will be giving my all on and off track as we enjoy the remainder of the season together. I’ve never been more motivated to compete and be a part of a sport that I love so much and look forward to what comes next.”

“Daniel has been a great addition to McLaren, and it’s been a pleasure working with him,” Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren said. “I’d like to thank him for all of his efforts over the last two seasons both trackside and back at base. It’s no secret that we hoped we could achieve more together but seeing him stand on the top step of the podium as a McLaren driver was a highlight. We wish him well for the future and let’s go enjoy the rest of the season together.”

It is not yet known who will fill Ricciardo’s seat in 2023. 

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