“This year it’s definitely been more fun”- Daniel Ricciardo reveals why 2020 is better than previous few years in comparison to others.
Daniel Ricciardo is finally enjoying his time with Renault, but it seems that it is pretty late now, as the Australian driver will be moving to McLaren next season.
but still, Ricciardo has kept his performativity level with the French constructors intact despite knowing he has no future left with them and he is so far enjoying his current year in F1.
Daniel Ricciardo has described 2020 as his most enjoyable F1 season in the years. pic.twitter.com/n2LFgsnT3f
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“I probably have to look back on it when it’s all said and done,” he said when asked if 2020 was his most rewarding year since 2016. “But I think so far, yes.”
“I mean, my enjoyment is really high at the moment, I’m loving racing, and I think that was also heightened from the kind of lockdown and missing the competition for the long off-season.
“So having it taken away I think made my desire to come back obviously a lot stronger. And yes, it’s been cool, and you’re probably right, 2016 was a really good year I remember with Red Bull, so this is probably the best, or the most satisfying, since then.”
“It’s what you make it, I guess. I don’t think any year is easy, but it’s also what you make of it, how much you put on yourself. Even if you win every race sometimes it can be tough on you. Depends how high you set the bar.
Bad breakup with Red Bull and move on
It is no secret that Ricciardo had a rift with Red Bull’s management when Max Verstappen was subtly considered as the future of the Austrian team.
“I think the last year  at Red Bull was emotionally the toughest because the start of the year it looked like maybe I was bidding for a world championship, and then mid-year I realised that I wanted to move on, and then towards the end of the year, it was DNF after DNF.
“So there were a lot of emotions that year, so to this day, I think that was the toughest year for me emotionally, and how it played with me a little bit.”