In 2014, Toro rosso from Red Bull moved Daniel Ricciardon it was believed to continue in the garage still in the coming years, but in early August, the whole F1 world was surprised, when the australian was told to move by Renault.
Ricciardon Renault-the contract is for two years.
Also, Red Bull -bosses Christian Horner and Helmut Marko the surprised driver of the decision. The parties had been in the previous weeks, the negotiations on the future agreement, but a consensus does not for some reason.
One possible reason Ricciardon transfer to the depot the speech was held in that Red Bull he would have had to fight for his position Max Verstappen with, and the young dutchman is known to be at least Marko's popularity.
– we Did see everything possible to keep him in the garage, Horner told motorsport in a recent interview.
He really used the traditional, the differences ilanteissa familiar phrase, and say that the reason is not our but his. I believe that she just genuinely wanted a new challenge in his career.
Ricciardo drove the Red bull in 100 races. He achieved seven race wins, a total of 29 awards podium ranking and three pole position. Drivers MM-points he ranked third in both 2014 and 2016.
Through the 2018 start Ricciardon point strongly, when he drove to victory both in China and in Monaco, but the remainder of the season Verstappen had repeatedly team mate is stronger. Moreover, through the latter half of the production Ricciardolle as many as five interruption.
– He was probably worried about how his value would be Max develops. He was possibly also the uncertainty of the Honda, the print engine supplier, Horner said.
Horner denied that Red Bull would have preferred a verstappen to Ricciardon expense.
– Team number one driver is the one who is above the track. It is a simple rule. This stable operation is not recommended for anyone. Daniel said this same to you very openly.
This was a difficult season for Daniel. He had to cope with Max, and although both drivers there were problems, they happened to Daniel on Sundays more often than Max.