Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary, Qualifying
Daniel Ricciardo has reportedly demanded a $21 million (£13.25m) pay-off from
McLaren if they wish to terminate his F1 contract prematurely.
Ricciardo is set to lose his McLaren drive for next year with current Alpine
F1 junior Oscar Piastri in the frame to be Lando Norris’ teammate.
F2 champion denied that he would be driving for the French outfit next year,
hinting that he had found another drive elsewhere.
However, Ricciardo’s contract runs until the end of 2023, with no escape
clauses in his current contract, Speedcafe reports
With the power on Ricciardo’s side, McLaren might have to pay
Speedcafe also reports that if Ricciardo is able to secure a drive for next year
(should his McLaren contract be terminated), McLaren would be refunded whatever he earns with his new team.