Cape Town - Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has confirmed that Daniel Ricciardo
is among the possible drivers to take a seat at Mercedes.
Wolff stated that the Australian would be on their shortlist
for 2019 should they decide to look outside the current Mercedes set-up.
Earlier in the season, it seemed that Wolff had ruled out
the six-time grand prix winner for next season.
But Wolff denied this, though, saying: "I was not
"I only said that we are loyal first of all to our
drivers. They are Lewis, Valtteri and the Mercedes young drivers. They come
He added: "If we were to look at others, Daniel is
definitely among them."
Ricciardo is out of contract with Red Bull at the end of the
season, but Wolff has indicated that the team are happy with their current
The Austrian said: "Valtteri deserved to win in Baku
and could even have won the last two. It is very balanced between him and Lewis
at the moment."