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2016-12-21 09:12

STICKING TO THE BULL: Austrialian Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo is committed to Red Bull, despite interest from Mercedes. Image: AP / The Canadian Press

Perth - Australian Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has officially ruled out a move to Mercedes next season, saying he's committed to Red Bull for the next two years.

Following the retirement of world champion Nico Rosberg, Mercedes is looking for a new driver to team with Lewis Hamilton.

"I've got two more years at Red Bull"

The 27-year-old Ricciardo said in Perth on Wednesday that "I've got two more years at Red Bull, that's where I'm going to be."

Two weeks ago, Red Bull officials said they would not release Ricciardo early from his contract.

More: No word on Rosberg successor until 2017 - Mercedes

Ricciardo said Wednesday: "There's a lot of people that are tempted to jump into that (Mercedes) seat, I just hope whoever gets it appreciates it."

Ricciardo finished third in this year's F1 drivers' championship with 256 points behind Rosberg (385) and Hamilton (380).


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