Red Bull Confident that Honda is the Answer to Their Problems

Paola Ditto
Marzo 15, 2019

Australian Grand Prix boss Andrew Westacott expects Australian Daniel Ricciardo to find the 2019 season challenging with his new team.

It will be the first time he races for Renault, after he changed teams from Red Bull at the end of the season. All eyes will be on Ricciardo as he begins his tenure at Renault on a bumper new £37million-a-year contract. That said, British F1 legend Damon Hill believes money won't have come into Ricciardo's thinking when he chose to switch teams in the off-season.

Teams are not committed yet as no new Concorde Agreement has been signed, and F1's new management has made it clear that those who had preferential deals under Bernie Ecclestone - including Red Bull - will have to accept a level playing field, with payments based on performance. 'I think he has lots of self belief, and he is one of the loveliest characters in the sport, ' Hill told the Express.

"He is a ray of sunshine".

One of the biggest off-season driver moves was also one of the bravest. 'He always has a massive grin on but deep down there is a burning desire to win and he knows that his clock is running.

"He is 29 years old and, if you like, might have felt the emphasis, the backing, has all gone to the younger guy in Max Verstappen - and he is not having it".

"Maybe Mercedes will be stuck into Formula E, because they think Formula E is more in line with the way the auto industry is going to go".

"If I use a comparison to myself, when I was 29, I was out of a job and I became world champion a few years later". You have got to keep putting yourself forward and giving yourself the option of being No 1. You don't want to be marginalised in this sport and be happy at No. 2 because that wouldn't sit well with Daniel Ricciardo.

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