Ricciardo and his Le Mans plans

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Australian F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has revealed he had options to compete in the Le Mans 24 hours race last year, but saw his interest blocked by Red Bull Racing.

At the same time, Fernando Alonso saw his own possible Le Mans undertaking blocked by McLaren Honda, whereas Force India's Nico Hulkenberg did compete for Porsche and won on his first attempt.

Red Bull star driver Daniel Ricciardo disclosed that he also pondered over a possible start at the historic event. At the end he had to lay his plans aside as his team didn’t seem to be encouraged by it.

“Le Mans would be cool,” started Ricciardo to Auto Action.

“To be honest, I wanted to race there last year. There were a few options out there, but it would have been too much with everything the team had to go through. On top of that, the team wanted me to focus totally on Formula 1.”

The Australian is, however, hopeful that he can take part in the challenging race one day as he is still very young.

"It makes sense for now. Obviously Hülkenberg went and did it and won – I would love to have done it.

"So that can happen. I guess the beauty of Le Mans is it can happen 10 years from now. It doesn't need to be done today."