After joining Renault from Red Bull last season, Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo known for his speed on the track and wit and humor outside his car will be staying with Renault according to Alan Jones.
Australian motor racing legend Alan Jones says he expects Daniel Ricciardo to continue with Renault beyond the 2020 season, forecasting a big improvement in the French team’s competitiveness in 2021.
Ricciardo is in the second and final year of his deal with Renault, after failing to record a single podium finish in 2019.
With Formula One set to undergo sweeping regulation changes for 2021, Jones believes the French team is set for an improvement in fortunes.
Will Daniel Ricciardo be Staying with French Team Renault?
Fears had started mounting that the Australian would be moving on to another team and with him and Renault yet to come out to announce contractual talks, all eyes are still on where Daniel will be joining.
Of course, with many teams still uncertain about their driver choices for next season, Daniel Ricciardo with his vast experience and great driving skills, teams would be looking at him as an option.
There have been reports that Sebastian Vettel could be driving his last season for Italian team Ferrari should the German choose to leave.
But according to fellow Australian, Alan Jones, Daniel Ricciardo should be staying with Renault considering the fact that next season, all teams will be playing on the same rules and regulations and there will be entirely new car designs as compared to this decade.
“With these new regulations, everyone starts with a clean sheet of paper,” Said Alan Jones who is a 1980 world champion
“In theory, Renault should be a lot better than what they are. Their engines won a heap of races with Williams back in the 1990s, they’ve got stacks of experience with turbo engines.
“Daniel did the right thing (leaving Red Bull for Renault), I think Renault will come good in 2021.”
Ricciardo won seven races with Red Bull but joined Renault on a rich two-year deal beginning in 2019. Ricciardo will turn 31 in July, and having already started 171 F1 races he’s clearly into the second half of his career.
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