Daniel Ricciardo’s tenure at Renault was a mixed bag of results. The Australian driver joined Renault in 2019 after spending five seasons at Red Bull Racing, where he established himself as one of the top drivers on the grid.
In his first season with Renault, Ricciardo had a strong start to the year and was able to secure a podium finish in the opening race in Australia. However, as the season progressed, the team struggled to maintain their early form and Ricciardo’s results began to decline. He finished the season in 7th place in the driver standings with a total of 96 points.
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The 2020 season was even more challenging for Ricciardo and Renault. The team struggled to develop their car and were consistently outperformed by their rivals. Ricciardo was only able to secure one podium finish, a 3rd place in the Eifel Grand Prix. He finished the season in 10th place in the driver standings with a total of 31 points.
Despite the lack of strong results, Ricciardo’s performance behind the wheel was still commendable. He showed great consistency and was able to out-qualify his teammate Nico Hulkenberg on multiple occasions. He also showed great race craft, often making bold overtakes and taking advantage of opportunities presented to him during the races.
Overall, Ricciardo’s tenure at Renault can be considered as a disappointment, as the team was not able to provide him with a car capable of fighting for podiums and wins. However, he still displayed a high level of skill and talent behind the wheel, and his contributions to the team should not be underestimated.
Ricciardo decided to leave Renault after two seasons, and joined the McLaren F1 team for the 2021 season. The success he had with Renault is still a topic of debate