Daniel Ricciardo talks about his exit from Renault
Daniel Ricciardo and Renault are saying good bye at the end of 2020. At the time of writing, Renault is acknowledging Ricciardo’s exit but our Australian pilot already confirmed it. From 2021, Ricciardo will partner with Lando Norris at McLaren while Carlos Sainz Junior will move to Ferrari Formula 1 team. However, our “honey badger” talked on his social media to reflect on his Renault exit.
Ricciardo wrote a kind message to say he would like to thank Renault for the time they have spent together:
I am so grateful for my time with @renaultf1team
and the way I was accepted into the team. But we aren’t done and I can’t wait to get back on the grid this year. My next chapter isn’t here yet, so let’s finish this one strong.
MerciDaniel Ricciardo F1 Renault Pilot
The Australian pilot did not confirm if he is going to sign wiht McLaren but he will probably announce it very soon what is going to be his future. Nevertheless, McLaren blinked first and took an opportunity in his social media to welcome Daniel into the team. An important step to tell to this world what is the future of Daniel. Zak Brown as quoted by Mclaren, said this:
Signing Daniel is another step forward in our long-term plan and will bring an exciting new dimension to the team, alongside Lando. This is good news for our team, partners and of course our fans.
I also want to pay tribute to Carlos for the excellent job he has been doing for McLaren in helping our performance recovery plan. He is a real team player and we wish him well for his future beyond McLaren,
Daniel is a proven race-winner and his experience, commitment, and energy will be a valuable addition to McLaren
and our mission to return to the front of the field. With Daniel and Lando as teammates, I believe we have two racers who will continue to excite our fans and help the team grow.
Carlos is a true professional, a pleasure to work withZak Brown McLaren Formula 1 Team
Carlos Sainz announced his future plans and he will team mate with Leclerc in Ferrari. It is the best option for the team from Maranello after Vettel is going to leave.
It will be interesting to see how Ricciardo fares at McLaren alongside Lando Norris but we are sure Daniel will be very competitive. This is the team where Ayrton Senna became “Magic” and made the histry of Formula 1.
Daniel has so far any possibility to make the history of the modern McLaren team in the near future.