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Ricciardo insists he has 'no regrets' as he reflects on McLaren exit

Daniel Ricciardo has given his reaction following the confirmation that he will leave McLaren at the end of 2022.

Daniel Ricciardo insists he has "no regrets" amid confirmation of his impending exit from McLaren at the end of the 2022 season. It has been confirmed that the two parties have mutually agreed to terminate Ricciardo's 2023 contract early, bringing his two-year stint with the team to an end. Despite the split, Ricciardo remains proud of what he has achieved with McLaren, most notably his victory at the 2021 Italian Grand Prix, where he led teammate Lando Norris to a 1-2 finish. "It’s been a privilege to be a part of the McLaren Racing family for the last two seasons but following several months of discussions with Zak [Brown] and Andreas [Seidl] we have decided to terminate my contract with the team early and agree to mutually part ways at the end of this season," Ricciardo said. "I'll be announcing my own future plans in due course but regardless of what this next chapter brings, I have no regrets and am proud of the effort and work I gave McLaren, especially the win in Monza, last season."

Ricciardo remains motivated in final races at McLaren

The fact that he will be leaving McLaren at the end of the campaign has not dented Ricciardo's motivation ahead of the final nine races of 2022. "I've enjoyed working with everyone at McLaren both trackside and back in Woking and will be giving my all on and off track as we enjoy the remainder of the season together," the Australian added. "I've never been more motivated to compete and be a part of a sport that I love so much and look forward to what comes next." Ricciardo also confirmed news of his departure from McLaren in a post on his Instagram page, where he called the split "bittersweet", but vowed to give his all for the rest of the season.


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