How Ricciardo already has Renault 'bouncing'

How Ricciardo already has Renault 'bouncing'

Many have doubted the wisdom of Daniel Ricciardo's move from Red Bull to Renault, but if the reception he received at a staff address was anything to go by, team and driver are the perfect fit

It was standing room only. Packed shoulder to shoulder with as many factory staff as could be squeezed in, Renault's race bays felt more like a crammed music gig than a pre-season Formula 1 briefing.

And as star act Daniel Ricciardo joined Nico Hulkenberg in moving to the front of the room amid rapturous applause and cheers, the mood of excitement was infectious. In those few short seconds it was clear Renault feels like a very different team now it has a 'Class A' race winner on board.

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