Daniel Ricciardo the previous Red Bull Racing driver, is getting ready for the 2020 season, with his smooth as silk moves a sensation, whether on social media or on track, but Renault knows it’s got to impress him with a high performance car this year, to keep him into the sports new era, with the Australian looking for results and a clear path to the world championship crown.
“there is a lot of things that we don’t have in our hands the only thing we have to do is to get the best team possible the best car possible the best vision for the future to show to Daniel that he can stay with us and be a competitive driver with a competitive car” Alain Prost said.
naturally Renault most direct route to retaining Riccardo for 2021 and beyond, would be in delivering what it promised.
And when Daniel Ricciardo was asked about his vision for the 2020 season, he replied “when I signed this initial two-year contract, I saw a podium in that signing, if you know what I mean, so that’s really as far as a position goes, that would be a personal objective for me, something I think is attainable.”
things are on track so far, with Riccardo finishing testing third fastest, pipping Ferrari Charles Leclerc, but we’ll need to extract more to stay ahead, the RS 20 was reliable too, completing 743 laps. Renault will therefore need to hustle on development, especially to finish fourth in the constructors, which would signal its return to form. but in its way potentially is customer squad McLaren, with another chance to embarrass and momentum from its 2019 campaign behind it, and that’s before you consider the impending battle between Riccardo and the team’s new recruit Esteban Ocon, which despite the best intentions could get out there.
“you’re going to see a lot of competition, and I’m sure we’ll keep it to a necessary level to keep the team from stressing too much, but I’m sure that you’re going to see a good competition, and I think more than anything, I hope and I’m sure we’ll have some good respect and push this team, further forward, and hopefully inside that top floor in their constructors.” Riccardo said.
Since the season hasn’t started yet, no one knows what could happen, or if the Australian F1 driver will stay with Renault in 2021 or leave to another team.