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Jenson Button names the team he wants to see Daniel Ricciardo drive for in 2019

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The current season in Formula One is already gearing up to be a close fought contest among the top teams, both in the drivers’ and constructors’ championships.

But much of the talk this season has been regarding the future of Red Bull star Daniel Ricciardo.

The Aussie ace has a big decision to make in the months ahead with his current contract with Red Bull set to expire at the end of the year.

Red Bull have already admitted they are in talks with their driver to extend his deal, although Ferrari and Mercedes are also monitoring the situation.

In the meantime, Jenson Button has had his say on the situation and thinks his friend's best move would be a switch to Ferrari.

“I'm guessing he has the opportunity of going to Ferrari, a possibility at Mercedes and Red Bull," Button told Sky Sports.

“It's a tough one - those are the top three teams!

“No one really gets that opportunity and he's very lucky to find himself in that situation. He's got to go with his heart and go with a team that feels right for him with the team atmosphere.

Spanish F1 Grand Prix - Practice

“Personally, I'd like to see him in a Ferrari,” the 38-year-old added.

The 2009 champion, who still remains in contact with close friend Ricciardo, asserts that the recent Chinese GP winner has to pick the perfect moment to make his choice, taking into consideration the competitiveness of the team for next season.

Button continued: “He doesn't want to make the decision too soon but he also doesn't want to make it too late.

“Then it looks like he's seeing who was most competitive towards the end of the year.

“Next year is a completely different year and who knows who's going to be competitive?”

Spanish F1 Grand Prix - Practice

The 28-year-old Australian revealed recently that he only has held talks with Red Bull, amidst speculations of a pre-contract agreement with Ferrari.

After an abysmal outing at Baku, Ricciardo is focused on getting back to winning momentum with Red Bull chief Christian Horner confident they have the car to challenge both Ferrari and Mercedes throughout the campaign.

Formula One action returns this weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Topics:
Jenson Button
Sebastian Vettel
Daniel Ricciardo
Lewis Hamilton
Ferrari
Mercedes
Red Bull
Formula 1

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