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McLaren 'to terminate Daniel Ricciardo's contract early' to make way for Oscar Piastri

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Daniel Ricciardo's contract 12 months early to make way for Oscar Piastri to join the team, according to reports.Ricciardo's future with the Woking-based outfit has been under scrutiny of late amid disappointing performances on the track.

And he now looks set to depart just two years after joining McLaren from Renault.Autosport claim McLaren intend to replace Ricciardo with Piastri, who has initially signed for the constructor on a reserve driver deal for 2023.

But they reportedly intend to upgrade him to a race seat alongside Lando Norris, providing an exit plan for Ricciardo can be agreed. READ MORE: Win 2 tickets to watch England vs Germany in Nations League action at Wembley StadiumThe report adds McLaren will have to agree to a "substantial pay-off" for the Aussie to walk away from his contract 12 months before its end.

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