Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo is being sued by his former advisor, according to a media report published by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The report said the Australian will head to court in London for an €11-million lawsuit brought by Glenn Beavis.
The newspaper reports that Beavis claims Ricciardo owes him the money in the form of a commission after the driver’s big-money deal to move from Red Bull to Renault for 2019 and beyond.
But Ricciardo said in a statement: “There is no substance to Glenn Beavis’ claim. It is unfortunate that he has decided to bring this wholly unmeritorious claim which I intend to fully defend in the court process.”
According to the report, the driver’s lawyer, Jeremy Courtenay-Stamp, stated that the claim has no basis and that the defence will have ample opportunity to prove it, “Daniel’s position is very clear — there is no merit whatsoever in relation to this claim.
“We are going to defend it absolutely fully. You’ll have only seen his claim so far. You won’t have seen our defence because it hasn’t been filed. But it will be filed and it will entirely refute the claim that Beavis is making,” added Courtney-Stamp.