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Daniel Ricciardo convinced Christian Horner to give him a second chance  Impressive laps at Silverstone confirmed Horner's view he still has what it takes  Ricciardo joined AlphaTauri halfway through the 2023 Formula One season 

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The new Drive to Survive series has pinpointed the exact moment that convinced Christian Horner to give Daniel Ricciardo a second chance in Formula One. 

Ricciardo spent part of the 2023 season sidelined having been dumped by McLaren at the end of 2022. With no other team willing to offer him a seat, the Australian was forced to settle for the 'third driver' role at Red Bull.

As the season wore on, the performances of Nick de Vyries at Red Bull's junior team, AlphaTauri, was causing concern among team bosses, including Horner.

So when Ricciardo was offered the chance to do a few laps of Max Verstappen's RB19 car around Silverstone, it was essentially a test to see whether the veteran still had the pace to compete at the top level.

Horner, speaking on Episode 2 of the latest series, said as Ricciardo drove around the famous circuit: 'Daniel knows everybody is going to be looking at that data and thinking "where is Daniel Ricciardo?"'

Netflix has shared a peak at the moment Daniel Ricciardo convinced Christian Horner to give him a second chance in Formula One

Netflix has shared a peak at the moment Daniel Ricciardo convinced Christian Horner to give him a second chance in Formula One

The Australian passed the Silverstone test with flying colours during the 2023 season

The Australian passed the Silverstone test

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