Russia

Last Race: 12th Oct Russia

Russia GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

Ricciardo: We deserve another season

Wednesday 31st October 2012

Share:

Ricciardo: We deserve another season

Ricciardo: We deserve another season

Toro Rosso are yet to confirm Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne for 2013, but the former believes they deserve another season with the team.

The pair are both in their rookie seasons at Faenza after Toro Rosso opted to dump Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastian Buemi at the end of the 2011 season.

Although STR have endured a difficult campaign so far, the Australian and Frenchman have made solid starts to their careers with Vergne picking up 12 points and his team-mate scoring nine.

Most people believe the duo will remain at Faenza next season and Ricciardo is no different.

"No confirmation but not really any doubts either to be honest," he said when asked by ESPN about 2013.

"Nothing's been signed on paper but we've been involved with some brief discussions on next year and what [technical director] James [Key] is hoping to achieve and what the team is looking for. So I guess being involved with these discussions is a positive and to be honest I think we definitely deserve another season.

"I think the team sees that as well, and I think generally most of the time if there's someone to blame they're blaming the package more than us. Sometimes we're like 'You can blame us if you want!' but I think they see that the car hasn't been the strongest this year and they see that with a stronger package we can definitely deliver some strong results."

Highs & Lows Of Alonso At Ferrari

Editor's Picks

Alonso's Ferrari Highs And Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs And Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Sporting rumours should always be taken with a pinch of salt, but F1 has proven time and time again that where there's smoke, there's fire...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

The Russian Grand Prix was a great event but a poor race, thanks to Pirelli's failure to do basic research...

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

What's not to like about three-car teams? Bernie's suggestion has been dismissed by the purists, but it would tighten up the racing...