Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo is leaving Red Bull for Renault at the end of this Formula One season. he has won seven races since joining Red Bull in 2014, has agreed to a two-year deal with Renault.
Ricciardo says “it was time for me to take on a fresh and new challenge.”
Ricciardo says “there is a lot ahead in order to allow Renault to reach their target of competing at the highest level but I have been impressed by their progression in only two years.”
He will be Replacing Carlos Sainz, Ricciardo will have Nico Hulkenberg as a teammate at the French manufacturer.
The 29-year-old Ricciardo is already familiar with Renault, whose engines have powered Red Bull’s cars. Thanks to his former past in competing in World Series By Renault’s Formula 3.5 Series.
Ricciardo is currently fifth in the 20-driver standings after 12 of the season’s 21 races.