“Again, it’s still an awesome job and I’m always a glass half full person. We have to lose some of our social life and a bit of fun that comes with the travel.
"But some people are losing their jobs, some people their businesses. We’re still able to race and still get paid so I was always pretty content with it.
“Long and short, I’ve managed okay and I think Facetime and things like this [Microsoft Teams], it helps with family and keeping close.”
Ricciardo finished fifth in his final season with Renault with two podiums to his name.
On reflection, the Australian has suggested the congested calendar did not affect the racing spectacle adversely.
“Normally over the course of 10 months we have, call it, 20 races," added Ricciardo.
"We had 17 in about six months and we were doing nothing, literally nothing, for about three months.
“So we managed to stay in this bubble and move around the world, mostly Europe, and compete with no crowds yet the intensity didn’t change, the rivalries didn’t change and, looking back on it, it was a pretty awesome year.”
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