Why F1 history warns against Ricciardo's Renault move

Why F1 history warns against Ricciardo's Renault move

Daniel Ricciardo's decision to abandon Red Bull and switch to Renault means he is leaving a race-winning team for one that currently cannot compete for victories. Historical Formula 1 examples of this have not always turned out well

Timing is everything in Formula 1, and for a driver being in the right place at the right time is a prerequisite for success. Daniel Ricciardo is staking his immediate future on his timing being bang on.

But history tells us this is a huge risk. Usually, when top drivers sign new deals they either move up the grid or cement an existing relationship with a strong team. But Ricciardo has turned down an extended stay at a race-winning squad to join one that hasn't been on the top step of the podium for more than five years.

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