Ricciardo is relieved to have sorted out the issue before it begun to impact his performances on-track.
He said: "Up until now it didn't really weigh on me, but if it continued and it goes another year or two years down the track, then for sure it would have eventually just been something that I didn't need.
"And there is so much now with the team, not only with me, that I want to still improve and get right, so I need everything focused on this. And even if sometimes you think that something isn't distracting you, it could be. So I was happy to put it behind.
"For both of us, because it's not something that we wanted, it wasn't comfortable, I guess. I think both [of us are] relieved."
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