"I certainly know that I still owe a lot to Renault and I want to do that, not only for myself but for them."
Ricciardo concedes there has been no animosity since it was revealed he would be leaving, adding: "After the news, it was actually really nice. I received a lot of positive feedback from people on the team.
"And I know that they're excited for me to fulfil the rest of the year with them, to try and do as best as possible and hopefully win as many races as possible."
Assessing what can be expected at the Red Bull Ring, he said: "It's going to be interesting to see in Austria where everyone stands and who's kind of blazing out of the box and who might be a little bit rusty.
"I have obviously a lot of confidence in the field. We're obviously all experienced and professional. I do expect some [nerves], probably over-excitement.
"What that equates to, I don't know, whether it could equate to amazing overtakes and a crazy race or it could mean a chaotic kind of first lap of the race. You're going to get a mixture of emotions for sure."
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