‘Nice guys don’t get anywhere’: Aussie Formula One legend Alan Jones fears Daniel Ricciardo won’t be in the sport ‘much longer’ with veteran driver facing McLaren axe after woeful start to the season

Formula One great Alan Jones believes Daniel Ricciardo’s days at McLaren are numbered, unless he can swiftly start to deliver results and warned his fellow Australian ‘nice guys don’t get anywhere’ in the sport. The former Red Bull driver is under contract with McLaren until the end of next season, but team boss Zak Brown last week conceded Ricciardo had not met expectations. Brown also hinted there were ‘mechanisms’ in the Australian’s contract that could see McLaren moving on from him before the end of 2023, a scenario Jones feels is very likely. ‘[His future at McLaren] is questionable at the moment,’ the 1980 F1 world champion told the Herald Sun. […] If it stays the way it is now, I don’t see him at McLaren next year.’.

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