September 21, 2023

Daniel Ricciardo’s split from McLaren continues with £217,000 supercar for sale: PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo seems to be getting rid of his McLaren memories with the Aussie’s McLaren 720S spider for sale, yours if you’ve got £217,450 to spare.

Ricciardo and McLaren parted ways last season after two disappointing years in which neither felt they had achieved the results they had partnered on together.

Now it looks like the honey badger is burning the love letters, starting with its 720S spider.

The two-seater convertible, sold through McLaren New Forest and listed on AutoTrader, accelerates from 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds and has just 6,749 miles on the clock.

“McLaren New Forest are delighted to offer this stunning 720S spider, finished in MSO Lantana purple, which was used by Daniel Ricciardo during the 2022 F1 season,” reads the description.

“The long list of features includes the Performance Plus package, the convenience package, the exterior carbon fiber upgrade package 1, the interior carbon fiber package 3, electric and heated seats with memory function, 360° parking assistance and much more. “

Even the tires are apparently in great shape, and it can be yours for a cool “£217,450”.

Ricciardo walked away from McLaren at the end of last season, the two agreeing to part ways two years into his three-year contract after the Aussie struggled to get fired.

Although he won the 2021 Italian Grand Prix ahead of his teammate Lando Norris, Ricciardo was all too often slower than his teammate and couldn’t understand why.

“It’s a bit of a… I don’t want to say it’s a mystery, but the kind of constant struggle I had was, at least for me, very strange,” he admitted at the end of last season.

“We all have our bad races, but to have the number I did, and the level it was at times, like a second a lap of pace, I would be scratching my head. recommends

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“I think last year, during the summer break, I already realized that I was driving very consciously. It was no longer natural. I was one step behind. “Then I thought, ‘I think we’re trying to do too much.

“That’s not a knock on anyone or anything. It’s more like, okay, did we over-analyze our bad weekends and then get caught up in a way where it was like, ‘we need to start driving like this or set the car like this’?

“One thing I keep thinking about is my very first qualifying with McLaren. I surpassed Lando. I didn’t really know the car yet. I don’t know how many times I’ve beaten him in the last two years, but it wasn’t much.

“To have done it when I was probably just driving more by feel and instinct and a lack of knowledge about the car, then I was probably better off.

“Certainly, at some point we would have gotten a little too deep and a little too lost.”

Ricciardo is taking a break from F1 racing and instead signs with Red Bull as the team’s official reserve driver. field.

However, Red Bull’s Helmut Marko has warned future teams that this is not the driver who left Red Bull at the end of the 2018 season.

Telling that the driver is “not at the level” of Max Verstappen or Sergio Perez, the 80-year-old added: “Something must have happened to him that slowed him down in his competitiveness.”

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