‘That would be awesome!’: Daniel Ricciardo’s potential switch to Mercedes as Lewis Hamilton’s successor splits opinion on social media… as some some fans hail the Australian as a ‘great’ driver while others claiming he ‘is finished’

The potential appointment of Daniel Ricciardo to Mercedes has proven to be hugely divisive among Formula One fans, as speculation suggests he could be appointed as a long-term successor to seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton. Several fans have condemned the potential decision from Mercedes – the reigning Constructor’s world champions – to appoint Ricciardo to what remains one of the sport’s most prestigious seats. And a third questioned how the Australian could be considered as a long-term replacement for Lewis Hamilton, writing: ‘How is Ricciardo a good long-term replacement?. As such, several fans were enthusiastic about a possible seat at Mercedes, with one writing: ‘Great news I can start watching f1 again!’.

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