"Being second driver at Red Bull is much better than first driver at Renault"

04-04-2020 12:35 | Updated: 04-04-2020 13:32
by Editorial Team
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Being second driver at Red Bull is much better than first driver at Renault

Daniel Ricciardo will enter his second year with Renault this season. Expectations were high after he left Red Bull Racing, but in his first year with the French team couldn't convince the Australian driver. So next season will be an important one for him, as he will have to choose whether to stay with his current team or look for a new adventure.

According to former Red Bull driver Robert Doornbos, Ricciardo is already thinking about it. "He's in an awkward position. His second year of his two-year contract with Renault has now begun. Suppose the season is very short, what are you going to decide? Will you continue with the factory team, or will you go somewhere else," says Doornbos at the Formula 1 café at Ziggo Sport.

Second rider at Red Bull ten times better

Tom Coronel thinks Ricciardo made a decision based on money. "We know he chose the money, so he just goes with the one who offers the most money. Otherwise he would have stayed with Red Bull." Coronel also thinks that the Australian should have stayed with Red Bull.

"Second driver at Red Bull is ten times better than first driver at Renault, you want to score podiums and wins". Doornbos however thinks that Ricciardo will not return to Red Bull any time soon. "Renault has proven that they can win races". If it doesn't work at Renault, there is still a good alternative for Ricciardo. The fight between Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel could lead to a spot at Ferrari. "He could be the man for Ferrari", concludes Doornbos.

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