Ricciardo was dropped by McLaren on the finish of 2022 after a disappointing two-year stint with the workforce.
Ricciardo not wishing to go away the grid to hitch Haas or Williams, he selected to return to Pink Bull as a 3rd driver.
The eight-time Grand Prix winner stays not sure if he needs to return to F1, though there are unlikely to be a plethora of excellent locations accessible.
The highest 5 groups are anticipated to be full for 2024, whereas a return to McLaren isn’t anticipated.
Zhou Guanyu’s improved type in comparison with Valtteri Bottas makes Alfa Romeo an unlikely possibility, leaving AlphaTauri, Haas and Williams – the three slowest groups on the grid.
Jones – the one second world champion in Australia’s historical past – sees no alternative for Ricciardo to return to the grid.
“I do not suppose he’ll get a drive at Pink Bull until one thing occurs to the 2 present drivers, I do not see him doing a Grand Prix,” Jones advised the solar herald.
“I doubt it (he will probably be on the grid in 2024). On the finish of the day, there’s most likely no cause Pink Bull should not re-sign Perez, and clearly Verstappen (is locked up) and I do not see anybody at Ferrari quitting or leaving, so I can simply I do not see not the place he can go.
“Clearly everybody likes to exit on a excessive, and it is only a disgrace that for some cause, and I do not suppose he even is aware of himself, why his efficiency has dropped.
“As I mentioned earlier than, I simply do not see him coming again to F1.”
Jones thinks Ricciardo was too centered on “actions outdoors the cockpit moderately than inside”.
“I do not suppose he even is aware of (why his type disappeared) himself; I simply suppose he misplaced his thoughts,” Jones mentioned.
“Actually, for my part, I feel he centered and spent slightly an excessive amount of time on his actions outdoors the cockpit moderately than in it. That is my opinion.