Daniel Ricciardo is hopeful that he will be present in the Formula 1 paddock in the 2023 season.
Ricciardo will leave McLaren at the end of the season though his contract was initially set to expire in 2023. The 33-year-old will not be on the grid next year which means that the Abu Dhabi GP will be his last F1 race for the time being.
Joining one of the teams as a reserve driver is the most likely option for Ricciardo. He was linked to Mercedes earlier and is now believed to return to Red Bull Racing.
“Nothing’s confirmed yet, but progress is being made,” Ricciardo commented on his future.
“Hopefully you can see my good looks again next year, to some degree!”
He added: “I’m not mentally treating it like it’s going to be my last race, but it could be.
“I know that nothing is guaranteed in the future, so I’m just going to go out and enjoy it.
“I’m not going to get too emotional about it being the thought of the last one, but I do want to enjoy it and just take it for what it is.
“I’ve got a grid penalty. I normally go better when I have penalties, so I actually asked for a five-place penalty, but three will do!”