Sport Brundle tips Ricciardo to replace Hamilton

11:37  17 april  2018
11:37  17 april  2018 Source:

Hamilton braced for hardest race

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Brundle said Hamilton ’s worst nightmare, bar being stopped from claiming the championship, would be to place off the grid in the race that brings him his 16. Daniel Ricciardo , Red Bull - 20- place penalty. 17. Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso - 20- place penalty. 18. Fernando Alonso, McLaren - 20- place penalty.

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Martin Brundle has put forward an "outrageous curveball" and suggested Daniel Ricciardo could replace Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes next season.

As the uncertainty over Ricciardo's future rumbles on, one prediction has been for Ricciardo to replace Valtteri Bottas, whose deal also expires at the end of the 2018 campaign, and become Hamilton's team-mate - something the Aussie himself has welcomed.

But Sky Sports pundit Brundle has said that Ricciardo may well join Mercedes, but instead taking the seat from an unhappy Hamilton.

“It's a tough call for Ricciardo, assuming the two seats are actually available to him,” Brundle told Sky Sports.

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It has been suggested that Ricciardo could join Hamilton at Mercedes as they push for a one-two finish in 2019. But Brundle believes the Australian could instead replace Hamilton as the main driver with Toto Wolff’s team as the Brit’s contract saga continues to drag on.

Ricciardo ‘spanked’ as Hamilton wins. Ricciardo couldn’t get close to Hamilton .Source:AP. Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix ahead of “Daniel Ricciardo is nearly 30 seconds behind Bottas and they’re (Red Bull) not even at half distance. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear,” Brundle said.

“If Mercedes is an opportunity, where would he sit within the all-powerful sphere of Lewis Hamilton?

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