I think the move is a good thing it will give ricciardo some solid experience in an f1 car as testing time is so limited these days and i don't think it will bother the other teams to much if he doesn't match up to liuzzi as liuzzi is an experienced driver and it will give ricciardo a chance to acclimatise to f1 without the huge pressure of the bigger teams for example if he puts it in the wall it won't be as much of a big deal.
Anyway i guess we'll find out over the rest of the season good luck to him.
Experience he needs to have, and he was not going to get it any other way unfortunately.
Not everybody gets a Mclaren race seat upon debut. And it doesn't mean their career is ****ed through lack of one.
Hopefully Hispania can strike up a development deal like Marussia did with Mclaren this week.
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I'm not sure if it is a good move tbh.
The benefit of it is he gets more familiar with a F1 car, more familiar with race tracks, more familiar with the GP process behind the scenes with engineers etc.
But being in a Hispania, he'll mostly spend his GPs in the garage from reliability problems, or just messing around not being able to set off any headlights with some quick laps.
If anything he risks being scrutinised because if he manages to create a bit of a problem for one of the front runners under blue flags, the drivers will definitely have a go at him.
That's very true.
Good luck to him though. I guess any experience is good experience for him.
Also, another thing I was wondering, is Danny Ricci still Red Bull's driver or is he Hispana's? I'm assuming he's still a RB driver as they're only effectively 'loaning' him to Hispana. It's probably a very thick question but I haven't been 'in' to Formula 1 for as long as some people so I'm still getting to grips with how things work etc.