Our Australian rider posed with his new team on the occasion of the first ignition of the Renault F1 engine.
This is the first test of the 2019 engine for the Formula 1 Renault team and first official photo of Daniel Ricciardo with his new suit. The two things coincided as evidenced by the most recent tweets of the French team.
So, everything proceeds according to the planned schedule, waiting for the next 12th of February, the date when the team set the presentation of the new livery. Also there, game strength, Ricciardo will be present and together with him there will also be the other driver: Nico Hulkenberg.
The arrival of Daniel Ricciardo in Renault will be a decisive turning point in view of the next F1 season. He is convinced by Cyril Abiteboul, managing director of the team, who explained to us what will be called to be our Australian pilot. The goal is to shorten the development time, to point to some victories in 2020:
We have no limits to financial capacity or budget our main opponent is time. We can spend according to the size of the stable, as in start-ups, in F1 it works like this, so one thing Daniel can give us, it is a decisive hand and time-saving on the organization of Development.
For sure, he will increase the chances of respecting what we have in our road map. I do not think we can still aspire to the title short or to victories. We told Ricciardo and he was also being clear about this. In any case, our development strategy is aggressive and aims to limit the gap that we have with the top teams.
Our goal is to get to fight for victories in 2020
The Renault will show its livery next February 12, with a ceremony to be held in the headquarters in Great Britain.
Renault is the third F1 team announcing the presentation date. The first team to come out in the Open was Ferrari, which will reveal its single-seater on February 15th. Immediately after the red, however, came forward the Racing Point, which will hold its event on February 13.