Daniel Ricciardo says F1 still "really gets me jacked" in his first interview since speculation increased that he could be replaced by McLaren.

The dream of an unwinding summer getaway from the stress and strains associated with Formula 1 instead has had Ricciardo on the news 

when his old Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel announced his retirement just before the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend.

An increasingly bizarre sequence of events unfolded when Fernando Alonso was named as the successor of German to Aston Martin, 

before Alpine announced that the next day the Spaniard was to be substituted by their academy candidate Oscar Piastri.However Piastri, 

a young Australian rejected the announcement on social media in two hours following reports that he was slated to be joining McLaren in 2023, 

as a replacement for Ricciardo. McLaren has yet to respond on the matter, 

however Alpine team chief Otmar Szafnauer is predicting that the battle over Piastri's service will be resolved in the courtroom.

So, starting on second day of break, Ricciardo, if he had a look at the latest news, would be aware of the reports about his future.