Red Bull boss Christian Horner slams Daniel Ricciardo for leaving the team – calling his decision to knock back a  ‘stratospheric’ offer ‘spectacularly bad timing’ as Aussie struggles at McLaren

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has unloaded on Aussie F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo for leaving the team back in 2018, declaring he turned his back on a ‘stratospheric offer’ in what amounted to ‘spectacularly bad timing.’. Despite being the number two driver, at just 22 Norris is believed to earn more than Ricciardo’s reported $17million a year. Horner recognised Ricciardo’s talent from a young age, nurturing him through the team’s second-tier F1 outfit, Toro Rosso. Ricciardo unexpectedly left four years later in a move which dumbfounded Horner at the time. Horner went onto state that Ricciardo is a ‘great driver with a big personality’ and that Red Bull were sad to see him jump ship.

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