Ricciardo won’t stop until he’s won a title

Date published: November 27 2015 - Editor

Daniel Ricciardo's Formula 1 goals are quite clear: he wants to be World Champion. And he has not intention of stopping until he gets there.

The Australian has been rated as one of the best young talents in the sport for some time, impressing for Toro Rosso before moving up to the Red Bull team in 2014 where he claimed three race victories and finished third in the World Championship, outscoring his team-mate at the time, Sebastian Vettel, by 70 points.

The 2015 campaign has been a tough one for Red Bull, with their Renault engine unable to match those produced by Mercedes and Ferrari. It hasn't been all smooth sailing for Ricciardo either, with the 26-year-old sitting behind his young team-mate, Dani Kvyat, in the standings.

However, Ricciardo still has his sights set on the sport's greatest prize, and taking part in a FOX Sports fan Q&A, he said his goals for the future are clear.

When asked by a fan how long he planned to stay in the sport, his answer was simple: “Until I achieve what I want to. WC (World Champion)”.

With Red Bull's future in some doubt, Ricciardo has been linked with a switch to NASCAR, and while he has no intention of moving stateside in the next few years, he admitted he would consider it later in his career.

“No. Not yet… nah I love F1 and still want to achieve a lot more in it so no plans to move anytime soon," he said of a move to NASCAR.

“Down the track it does interest me though. Been a fan of Nascar since I was young so its always appealed to me.”

Riccardo will be looking to end the season on a high when he turns out at this weekend's race in Abu Dhabi, and it appears he will do so with the old-spec Renault engine, after making use of a new version last time out in Brazil.

The Perth native was less than impressed with the French manufacturer's new offering, stating:  "We have seen it hasn't really given us anything, so back to the drawing board for Renault."