Daniel Ricciardo wants McLaren to be his last team

MDP Live - Daniel Ricciardo revealed that he wanted to continue racing with McLaren, even until his career in Formula 1 car racing ended.

Daniel Ricciardo had a pretty good performance in his first season strengthening McLaren which also returned to using a Mercedes-made power unit. At the 2021 Italian GP, ​​the Australian rider managed to present a victory for his new team, which last took the highest podium in the 2012 season.

He also hopes to appear stronger this year and can lead McLaren to a better direction, especially in terms of developing cars.

Competing with three different teams in the last four years, Ricciardo said he was very comfortable with the support provided by McLaren. The 32-year-old wants to stay with them until the end of his Formula 1 career.

"When I came to McLaren, I felt the team supported me in every way," he said.

"They never left me alone, especially in the difficult first half of last season. Instead, they tried to cheer me up,” he added.

"I'm not saying that I need constant support, but I really like the attitude of the team. I feel and appreciate it. They are almost like family to me,” continued Ricciardo.

“You always want to drive the best car. The desire to be behind the wheel of the best car is natural for a Formula 1 driver, but I am no longer looking for more attractive options."

"I've changed teams in the last three or four years but now I'm very comfortable at McLaren, I like everything here and I sincerely want this project to be a success," he explained.

Being at an age that is no longer young, Daniel Ricciardo realized that staying with one team was the best thing for him.

"I want to keep racing for this team. I love this manufacturer and this company's sports cars, I'm delighted to be part of the McLaren family."

“Why would I consider moving to another team or doing something else in the future? Last year, I won the race even though it was the most difficult season of my career."

"Personally, I think 'if I win races even in a difficult year, who knows what awaits me in the future'," he added.

"All of this is encouraging and I want to race for McLaren for the rest of my career," concluded Ricciardo.s

Nyck De Vries: Max Verstappen deserves to become Formula 1 World Champion

MDP Live - Formula E driver Nyck de Vries said that Max Verstappen deserved to be the 2021 F1 champion after seeing his hard struggles throughout last season.

Nyck de Vries is one of the talented drivers who did not get a chance to appear in Formula 1, even though he managed to become the Formula 2 champion in 2019. Currently, he is in the role of reserve driver for Mercedes in the premier class event.

Although he could not feel the competition in Formula 1, De Vries was able to achieve success in other series. He became the first Dutch driver to win the 2021 Formula E world title.

The 26-year-old racer was also happy when he learned that Max Verstappen had successfully won F1 2021. However, Verstappen's achievements had drawn controversy from various parties. This is because Michael Masi as the race director restarted the race on the last lap of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Despite the various dramas that colored Verstappen's title, Nyck de Vries judged that his compatriot deserves to be a champion.

But on the other hand, Lewis Hamilton also deserves more credit, because the 37-year-old racer has provided fierce resistance throughout last season.

"First of all, I want to say that Max (Verstappen) deserves to be champion," said De Vries, quoted from Motorsport.com.

"He was outstanding in the 2021 season. I think everyone agrees that he deserves to be a champion if you see the sacrifices he has made," he added.

"But at the same time, Lewis Hamilton also had such a good season. He deserved to win in Abu Dhabi," he continued.

"He gave everything to become champion. But unfortunately he lost in an unthinkable way. I understand why this confuses many people," said De Vries.

After the Abu Dhabi GP, which will be the closing event for F1 2021, Hamilton has so far chosen to remain silent, both on social media and in real life.

Fans also suspect the seven-time F1 world champion was very disappointed with the outcome of the race at Yas Marina. When the new FIA President, Mohamed Ben Sulayem, tried to contact him, Hamilton was judged not to be ready to reply to his messages.

Ben Sulayem also considers the attitude shown by the Mercedes driver to be reasonable, considering he is a person who is always hungry for victory.