Leaving Red Bull because he felt like a number two, Daniel Ricciardo finally returns there, head down, in the shoes of a number three for the 2023 season. Four years have passed. The ego shattered but the bank account stuffed by the blows that derailed his career but secured his back. Two years at Renault Moyens, followed by the same dose at McLaren, destroyed the image of the brilliant overtaker, the magical brakeman. Here he is reduced to playing luxury substitutes in the team he left at the end of 2018. The 33-year-old Australian hopes to quickly find a starting wheel but he risks being the only one.