Steiner: Ricciardo Should Not Shy At Calling Him For An F1 Seat.

After a difficult first few seasons with the Woking-based team, Ricciardo will leave McLaren at the end of the year.

With Kevin Magnussen committed to a multi-year contract, Haas has yet to formally reveal its entire 2023 lineup; however, Mick Schumacher’s future is less certain.

According to reports, the German driver could be out of a seat by the end of the year, with some linking the position to ex-Force India and Renault racer Nico Hulkenberg.

Guenther Steiner told The Associated Press that Ricciardo was a possible suitor to complete Haas’ driver lineup for the next campaign.

He stated: If he’s interested in us, he’s not shy to call me up. I am not going to chase him down.”

Prior to joining McLaren, where his on-track performance has deteriorated, Ricciardo was one of the most sought-after drivers in F1.

The Italian Grand Prix was won by the Australian the previous year, but Lando Norris has consistently outperformed him for the team.

The 33-year-old has been mentioned as a Mercedes reserve driver for the upcoming season, but Steiner insists that Ricciardo alone must decide what is best for him in 2023.

“I want him to decide what he wants to do for himself, first, before being talked into something,” Steiner said.

“I think he’s a good driver and I don’t know how he got in the situation he’s in now, but I think he needs to come clean with himself and decide what he’s going to do.”

“For us he would be a big hit. He was a race winner and now he is without a job.

“He was a race winner just last year. I rate him as a driver, I have no idea why he doesn’t perform right now. That is for him to figure out.”