Webber tips Ricciardo for Red Bull seat

Webber tips Ricciardo for Red Bull seat


Mark Webber has tipped fellow countryman Daniel Ricciardo to replace him at Red Bull Racing in 2014, saying that he “deserves it”.World © Octane Photographic Ltd.

Speaking in an interview with 5 Live, Webber said: We’ve already had a few little chats, but we can have some more in the future.

“I think he’s in the box seat…he deserves it and he’s done the yards over here in Europe. He’s been on the canvas a few times and got back up and that’s part of the rules.

“Daniel knows it will be a different challenge in a team like that, the pressure changes. Who knows what is going to happen, but we wish him all the best.”

Webber announced his retirement from Formula One prior to the British Grand Prix weekend. It is thought that Kimi Raikkonen, Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne are in the frame to replace him.

Christian Horner revealed over the weekend that the three named above are the only ones in contention for the seat.

Ricciardo responded to Webber’s comments, saying: “As Mark said, let’s see what happens. I’m not going to get my hopes up. I’ve still got to perform and produce what I’ve got to do and if it all works out then that will be exciting,”

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