Daniel Ricciardo discloses reason behind joining Renault: The Australia racing driver disclosed a hilarious reason behind joining Renault.
Renown Australian racing driver Daniel Ricciardo, who is currently part of Renault F1 Team, put forward a hilarious response recently when asked about the reason for joining Renault.
Having made his debut for Toro Rosso in 2011, Ricciardo moved to Red Bull after a couple of years. There were rumours of him joining either of the two title favourites in Mercedes or Ferrari ahead of this season.
However, it didn’t happen as he eventually signed with the France-based constructor in August last year. Preparing for his maiden season alongside teammate Nico Hulkenberg at Renault, Ricciardo revealed his new challenger, the R.S.19.
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Ricciardo discloses reason for joining Renault
Ricciardo was recently asked by new boss Cyril Abiteboul about the reason behind him moving to the French squad. Known for his humorous nature, Ricciardo response didn’t let his reputation down.
“Bonjour. Je m’appelle Daniel. I just wanted to learn French,” Ricciardo said amusingly.
The 29-year old will get to try his new car at pre-season testing at Barcelona next week. Post which, he will be hoping to make a significant impact in his first race later this season.
Daniel Ricciardo #3: “Renault has a massive history in motorsport, so to be part of the next step of their Formula 1 journey is an exciting challenge. I’m here to do a job on track and drive as fast as possible, but I would like to bring the team energy.” pic.twitter.com/X8Dr0JfeyE
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1. Daniel Ricciardo will finish on the podium with Renault
2. George Russell will score more points than Robert Kubica
3. Charles Leclerc will win 3 races
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Abiteboul confident of progress on engine
Renault Sport Racing Managing director Abiteboul hailed the progress on the engine during the off-season and hoped for it to be a deciding factor for Renault.
“It [the step up in performance] is the biggest we have ever done since the V6 was introduced [in 2014]. It’s the most productive winter we have ever had in terms of engine performance,” the Frenchman was quoted as saying.
Having finished at the fourth position last year, Renault would be hoping for this change in the engine changing their fortunes as well. Watch the full video below:
Cyril abiteboul to Ricciardo: what sort of risk are you taking?
Daniel Ricciardo: “Bonjour! Je m’ appellee Daniel! I just wanted to learn French, that’s why I’m doing this.”
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