August 19, 2013
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It is almost certain that Daniel Ricciardo will be confirmed as Red Bull’s replacement for Mark Webber next season.
In the last few days, Kimi Raikkonen’s manager, Steve Robertson, has stated that negotiations with Red Bull ended some time ago, and were not successful. As well as this, Sport Bild are reporting that Riccardo has been selected as Sebastian Vettel’s teammate for next season.
Both Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso were both in the running for the last Red Bull seat, but negotiations with Kimi fell through, while it is still unclear what the situation is with Fernando.
With both world champion drivers out of the running, all we wait for now is the confirmation of Riccardo’s arrival. Motorsport chief Helmut Marko has said that no statement will be made until the Belgian Grand Prix weekend: “We will make no announcement until Spa. I cannot say anymore on this.”