In order to free up the cockpit for Oscar Paistri, McLaren has to get rid of its previous regular driver Daniel Ricciardo. Since his contract runs until 2023, the farewell will be expensive.

Ricciardo has to go: McLaren plans for the coming season with the driver duo Lando Norris / Oscar Paistri. Daniel Ricciardo has to leave the team for this, but there is only an exit clause in his contract, which runs until the end of 2023, on the driver’s side. Accordingly, McLaren has to make the farewell financially palatable for him.

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Expensive driver change: Ricciardo is probably demanding 20 million euros for his exit, as “RTL” reports with reference to consistent media reports. That would be five million euros more than his annual salary at McLaren.