Mercedes should not get excited about signing up Daniel Ricciardo. That is the warning of Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko, as the international press gets excited about the future of the out-of-contract Australian Ricciardo.

“Ferrari, take Ricciardo,” Luca Budel, writing for Italy’s Mediaset, said. “While Max is the potential phenomenon, it is Ricciardo who wins the races,” he added. “The boy deserves Ferrari’s attention.”

Alberto Sabbatini, writing for Autosprint, agreed: “Ferrari should take Ricciardo. Red Bull is paying more attention to the evolution of the Honda engine while keeping in the fridge a great driver like the Australian,” he said.

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