Ricciardo: Experience makes things easier at Renault
Heading into his second season with the Renault Formula One team, Daniel Ricciardo is hoping that a year of working together will aid progression towards the front of the pack in 2020.
When Ricciardo moved from Red Bull to Renault for the 2019 season, the Australian immediately announced that he wasn't expecting to be competing for wins in the first few seasons and that this union was a project.
The 2021 season will undoubtedly be the target for Ricciardo to return to winning ways but, thinking more about the coming season than looking too far into the future, Ricciardo talked about the benefits that 2019 will bring in 2020.
“I’m looking forward to blending into the team better on the back of having a full season behind us - so things are going to be easier in that sense," said Ricciardo. "I learnt a lot about myself and obviously a lot about the team.
"One of the most important learnings for me was that it’s not just about having the smartest guy in the Formula 1 paddock - you need every individual across the team getting the most out of themselves.
"With the people I work closest with it’s about trying to find a way they work best, trying to help them be their best selves, and then also figuring out where I can perform the best on the day. I’ve enjoyed this experience so far and building something with Renault.”
Renault will take to the track for the first time in the R.S.20 when preseason testing begins in Barcelona on February 19.
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