Daniel Ricciardo admitted that he is unsure about where he will stand regarding the world of F1, stating that it all comes down to his performance in Grands Prix to determine how long he will stay.

Ricciardo had a less than successful career ever since leaving Red Bull in 2018, with the Australian now struggling against a younger teammate in the form of Lando Norris.

“I don’t think it’s going to be anytime soon. But maybe in five, seven years, who knows? It’s a bit far to say,” Ricciardo said when asked about the end of his tenure in F1.

“I’m sure at some point I’m going to say ‘OK, enough. I’m tired or I don’t want to push the car to the limit anymore’ or I don’t know. Maybe when you get older some things start to come and … it’s not still.”

It seems clear that the days of Ricciardo contending for a championship are over, but despite this, Ricciardo admitted that he is happy with his achievements in F1.

Ricciardo will make his 200th Grand Prix start at the Belgian Grand Prix, after debuting in F1 with the now-defunct HRT team at the 2011 British Grand Prix. The Australian made it clear he wishes not to overstay his welcome and will leave if he does not perform well.

“For now, I see myself here for a few more years, that’s for sure. But even to be, I mean … I’m looking back now, after ten years [in F1] and 200 Grands Prix, that makes me happy, because maybe the hardest part is getting to Formula 1,” Ricciardo added.

“Now I would have liked to have had a World Championship title. But I’m still proud of the things I’ve accomplished and the choices I’ve made.

“If I constantly find myself out of points and not with the right team or whatever, then I’m not sure I’m having fun. And then I would probably say ‘OK, my time is up.. ‘arrivederci’,” Ricciardo concluded.

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