How Ricciardo arrived at his toughest choice

How Ricciardo arrived at his toughest choice

This time one week ago, Daniel Ricciardo looked set to stay at Red Bull for a sixth consecutive season. Then came Friday's bombshell that he would move to Renault. Here's what led to the toughest career decision he has ever made

Last week's news that Daniel Ricciardo will move to Renault came as a surprise to the Formula 1 world - and not least to Red Bull, given that the team was expecting the Australian to put pen to paper and finally commit to staying for 2019.

Instead he's decided to jump ship after a decade in the Red Bull camp and take on a new challenge as Nico Hulkenberg's team-mate.

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