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Renault Confirm Ricciardo Signing for 2019

Renault Confirm Ricciardo Signing for 2019

The Renault Sport F1 Team have officially confirmed that Red Bull’s outgoing driver Daniel Ricciardo will join them in 2019. Ricciardo will partner current driver Nico Hülkenberg, leaving the other driver, Carlos Sainz Jr weighing his own options.
The 29-year old will join the French manufacturer on a two-year deal. In his entire F1 career so far, Ricciardo has seven Grands Prix wins under his belt. He even has 29 podiums to his name. The driver, hailing from Perth is a familiar face in the Renault family. This is because he has driven in Renault junior series between 2007 and 2011 and has been powered by Renault engines in F1 since 2014.
Jérôme Stoll, President:
“Renault decided to come back to Formula One to fight for World Championships. Signing Daniel Ricciardo is a unique opportunity for the Groupe Renault towards this objective that could not be missed. We welcome Daniel’s arrival to our team, still in the making, but more motivated than ever.”
Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director, Renault Sport Racing:
“Daniel’s signing underscores our determination to accelerate our progress towards the forefront of the sport. It is also a recognition of the work accomplished over the past two and a half seasons. Daniel’s undoubted talent and charisma are a huge bonus and statement for the team. We will have to repay his faith in us by delivering the best car possible. We welcome him to our growing team in 2019 with a great deal of pride, but also humility.”

Cyril Abiteboul

Daniel Ricciardo:
“It was probably one of the most difficult decisions to take in my career so far. But I thought that it was time for me to take on a fresh and new challenge. I realise that there is a lot ahead in order to allow Renault to reach their target of competing at the highest level but I have been impressed by their progression in only two years, and I know that each time Renault has been in the sport they eventually won. I hope to be able to help them in this journey and contribute on and off track.”

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