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Ricciardo's warning as F1 rivals unite in defence - RacingNews365 Review

Check out the biggest stories from Sunday March 17th with the RacingNews365 Review.

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Ricciardo warned over F1 future

Daniel Ricciardo returned to the F1 grid mid-way through 2023 with what was then AlphaTauri with the single goal of returning to the Red Bull seat he left in 2018 for 2025.

But up against Yuki Tsunoda, he's not had the strongest start to the season and was comprehensively beaten in Saudi Arabia - even with a long pit-stop not helping matters.

However, 1980 World Champion and fellow Australian Alan Jones has warned the Perth-native that his time could be done in Grand Prix racing.

READ MORE: Ricciardo's 'best days' in F1 behind him

F1 rivals unite

The ground effects regulations were designed to improve racing between cars, but they have earned some criticism of late owing to the dominance of Max Verstappen and Red Bull.

However, Williams boss James Vowles and Mike Krack have launched a defence of the rules.

READ MORE: F1 rivals combine in defence over 'unfair' failure'

Alonso's impossible problem

In a bid to decrease costs, testing with current costs has been slashed over the last two decades, with the era of dedicated test teams now firmly in the history books.

Pre-season testing has also been cut from three four-day tests at the start of the turbo hybrid era to just three days in Bahrain the week before the season.

Fernando Alonso has long thought this is unacceptable, and the two-time World Champion has spoken out again in opposition.

READ MORE: Alonso worried by 'impossible' F1 problem

Poll: Who will be Verstappen's team-mate?

The vultures are circling around the second Red Bull seat for 2025 with Sergio Perez's contract up for renewal.

Daniel Ricciardo, Yuki Tsunoda and Carlos Sainz are all potential candidates for the seat alongside Max Verstappen - provided he does actually stay with the team.

But who do you think will be in the Red Bull next season? Let us know by voting in the poll below!

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