Ricciardo Or Tsunoda Might Be 'Gone' After 2024 Says Windsor

by Adam OndrikMonday, 29 January 2024 at 19:00
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F1 analyst Peter Windsor suggested one of the VCARB (AlphaTauri) drivers will most likely be gone after the end of the 2024 season.
The team, which used to be known for giving chances to rookies, will have two experienced drivers in the upcoming season - Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda.
Peter Windsor believes the two find themselves in a peculiar situation where one of them ultimately has to go. He told the Cameron F1 podcast:

"I’m interested in the Daniel Riccardo-Yuki Tsonoda square-off. This is effectively, if Yuki doesn’t blow Daniel away, I’d say his career’s probably gone, and equally if Daniel doesn’t blow Yuki away, his career’s probably gone. So there’s a lot riding on those two."

At the same time, both drivers belong to the Red Bull family, and the Red Bull Racing team might be searching firstly within their own ranks for Sergio Perez's replacement.
Daniel Ricciardo was allegedly on the top of Red Bull's list, but what would the team do if he got beaten by Yuki Tsunoda? The analyst believes the two drivers will have a great car in the upcoming season.

"I think that car will probably be quite good. Because there’s some good people at AlphaTauri, if we can still call them that, and there’s a lot of technology there that they should be getting."

RB already made great progress at the end of 2023, and the team will definitely be one of the F1 teams to look out for going into the season 2024. Windsor added:

"So you know, I can’t imagine that car’s going to be slow so that’s one thing I’m looking forward to seeing that squaring off between the two drivers there."