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McLaren have reportedly offered Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo a deal worth $20million a year to join them from next season.

Now that Red Bull have decided to choose Honda as their new engine partners, the attention is now back on the Aussie who remains out of contract at the end of the 2018 campaign.

And, according to Germany’s Sports Bild, Ricciardo has been offered a big-money deal to make the switch to the Woking-based team and continue driving with Renault power.

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo in action during the race

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Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo in action during the race

Daniel Ricciardo

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Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull’s motorsport advisor Dr Helmut Marko has claimed that McLaren have made numerous approaches for the 28-year-old, but he is still playing the waiting game.

“Our Daniel Ricciardo is the king of the market. McLaren offers him more every week,” said Marko.

“Ricciardo doesn’t want to sign until Hamilton has signed,” he added. “It’s a bit strange. Hopefully it ends soon.”

Related: Canadian GP driver ratings (Read Sport)

Driver Ratings: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix: The Canadian Grand Prix may not have delivered its typical blockbuster dose of sporting unpredictability, but what it did serve up in 2018 was a host of intriguing storylines.Several drivers delivered hugely impressive performances. Sebastian Vettel was at his imperious best, taking pole position on Saturday before delivering a textbook demonstration of how to control a race.He led every lap en route to his third win of the season. Vettel’s domination was in stark contrast to his main title rival Lewis Hamilton, who endured a difficult weekend and ended up finishing in fifth.Managing an overheating power unit during the race provided an unwelcome distraction for Hamilton but in truth, his weekend was unravelling well before his old specification engine began to sweat on Sunday.Vettel’s 25 point haul compared with Hamilton’s 10 has resulted in a change of championship leader. Hamilton had slipped to second, with Vettel retaking the top spot by one point.A perfect weekend for Vettel surely means a perfect score. Here are our DRIVER RATINGS for the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix.

Driver Ratings: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix

Both McLaren drivers, Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne, are also out of contract at the end of the season but there are options to retain both.

There is a distinct possibility, though, that Alonso could quit Formula 1 once the season is over and continue driving for McLaren in IndyCar, creating a space for another big-name driver to join them.



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