Ricciardo made to wait for 2014 announcement

Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull Racing could wait for another week to announce their 2014 line-up.

In the build-up to the Belgian Grand Prix last weekend, Daniel Ricciardo was expected to be announced as the replacement for Mark Webber.

Webber called time on his F1 career in June by revealing he was joining Porsche as they launch a new project to take on the Le Mans 24 hour race next year.

But while speaking to Australian broadcaster Channel 10, Webber dropped a huge hint that the deal with Ricciardo was done.

““The decision’s made,” he said. “We all know who it is. I’m happy with that decision. It’s good for him and good for Australia.”

Red Bull boss Christian Horner though denied Webber’s suggestion, maintaining that a number of other drivers are still in the frame.

“There’s plenty of speculation about but nothing has been signed yet,” he said. “The situation is still as I said before the race; we’ve got time to contemplate who we’re going to put in the other seat and there will be no announcement certainly before Monza.

“Mark isn’t privy to all of the discussions with drivers.”