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Following Sebastian Vettel's departure from Ferrari, F1 faced a flurry of signings this week. Just as the game of musical chairs has its winners, it must also have its losers - and Daniel Ricciardo's departure leaves Renault with a big hole to fill in 2021...
"Daniel's signing underscores our determination to accelerate our progress towards the forefront of the sport. It is also a recognition of the work accomplished over the past two and a half seasons. Daniel's undoubted talent and charisma are a huge bonus and statement for the team. We will have to repay his faith in us by delivering the best car possible."
Renault Formula 1 team boss Cyril Abiteboul stated those words about Daniel Ricciardo's signing from Red Bull 21 months ago. That's not even two years.
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