Has Ricciardo made an F1 career mistake that will benefit Alonso?

7/10/2020
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When Daniel Ricciardo decided to leave Renault for McLaren for 2021, it looked like a sensible decision given the French manufacturer's stagnation and a disappointing 2019. But Ricciardo took up the seat vacated by Carlos Sainz Jr during F1's enforced early-2020 shutdown, and since then Renault has finally shown signs of genuine progress on track. Does the Renault revival mean Ricciardo made a mistake jumping ship so quickly, and has he handed a golden opportunity to a returning Fernando Alonso for 2021?
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  • Question is: does Renault being 3rd has something to do with Ricciardo. In a good way probably yes. But also Renault seem to me more consistent. This pilot can be a champion wherever he his.

    Luís Daniel Peixoto GuedesLuís Daniel Peixoto Guedes6 घंटे पहले
  • Renault vs McLaren = Renault engine vs Mercedes engine Ocon vs Norris Abiteboul vs Seidel I'd choose McLaren real fast

    kmg1100kmg11007 घंटे पहले
  • 100% Mclaren lmao they are getting merc engines next year and aren't some trash b class team lol

    D i м aD i м a13 घंटे पहले
  • Daniel make right move to McLaren than stay with Renault or if he had stay Red Bull? Daniel good chance of being winner again but not with Renault? Go Daniel let’s wait see what will happen next year

    John MorrisJohn Morrisदिन पहले
  • McLaren has a much stronger team than Renault. The leadership of Seidel is massive for them now

    Joe HenshawJoe Henshaw2 दिन पहले
  • Anyone else here after Bahrain bc Renault did very poorly and looked like they did for the first half

    Austin McCartyAustin McCarty2 दिन पहले
  • Renault have riccardo one of the best drivers on the grid course he will get good results he will also take McLaren to these similar heights plus having a merc engine next season McLarens car could become a regular podium visitor or even a race winner

    Callum West gamesCallum West games2 दिन पहले
  • I don't like Cyril. I'd go to McLaren. Lol.

    Kyle TeeterKyle Teeter3 दिन पहले
  • the only teammate that actually challenged max.

    Analia Rondon AriasAnalia Rondon Arias3 दिन पहले
  • McLaren all day long

    Sc00bie Skylin3Sc00bie Skylin33 दिन पहले
  • And now in 2020 we will have the dream team. Norris/Ricardo

    Garrett TomasekGarrett Tomasek4 दिन पहले
  • YES.

    Jaime Alberto Osorio AvendañoJaime Alberto Osorio Avendaño5 दिन पहले
  • Doesn’t want to work with the frogs anymore, Simple!!!

    Happy DazeHappy Daze6 दिन पहले
  • Ricciardo is not about money.

    jbrittojbritto9 दिन पहले
  • No McLaren was the clear winning choice at that point in time, Daniel is driving a bad Renault car way beyond its capabilities

    David ColiDavid Coli10 दिन पहले
  • Mc Claren, the French only love themselves.

    Geof HAMGeof HAM10 दिन पहले
  • Personally I wished Ferrari signed him as a fan of both hopefully next year the car will be better

    Oddjob PlayzPS4Oddjob PlayzPS411 दिन पहले
  • Mclaren getting a Merc engine. Nuff said!

    Lakshith ReddyLakshith Reddy12 दिन पहले
  • Nah Alonso is usually the one who makes bad decisions, chill.

    27_Rafif Bani Sandya_XII MIPA 527_Rafif Bani Sandya_XII MIPA 513 दिन पहले
  • In my opinion, sainz moved out of mclaren at a critical point in their carrer. They’re improving and also with new Mercedes engines, i think that mclaren have hit a new direction and with a talented driver li ricciardo, they’re bound to achieve something

    Daniel RapaDaniel Rapa13 दिन पहले
  • Ocon in the renault is a billy cart! The 2021 McLaren will have the Merc Engine! I know which car I'd rather be driving!

    Henry GentlesHenry Gentles14 दिन पहले
  • i hate that he calls it alpeen

    KaleKale15 दिन पहले
  • Honestly we don't know how the McLaren Merc will be perform. And I don't expect Fernando to turn up and get Renault straight onto the podium like Danny Ric

    davidalt92davidalt9217 दिन पहले
  • I would have never left redbull lmao

    Daniel MaranzanaDaniel Maranzana19 दिन पहले
  • McClaren seems to fit his personality and he'll be pushing with Alonso.

    Poole DoggPoole Dogg21 दिन पहले
  • Perfect Just what I needed after this day to make it a bit better. Formula video + listening to the music I like (Delta Parole, Metallica and other) make me feel the speed and excitement!

    formulafanformulafan21 दिन पहले
  • Ricciardo has indeed made a mistake. Joining Renault.

    Tis IkTis Ik24 दिन पहले
  • No. Renault is shit, miles behind the play and nothing's going to change that. Alonso is no better than Ricci. 40 year olds are not consistent nor quick drivers either. Wanna bring up Michaels 2012 pole at Monaco? Nice. Look at the rest of the season, you just made my point. 7 DNF's, 5 finishes outside the top ten, came 10th twice and 7th 4 times. Leaving one pole, one 6th placed finish and one 3rd placed finish for the whole season. By comparison Nico only DNF'd twice and finished in the points 11 times. Feller even won a race. F1 is no country for old men.

    Jacob WadsworthJacob Wadsworth26 दिन पहले
    • Jackie Stewart: am l a joke to you

      Joseph RobinsonJoseph Robinson24 दिन पहले
  • McLaren will have a Mercedes engine and that's a great partnership

    j pezzaj pezza26 दिन पहले
  • Alonso will kill any hope of a Renault revival with his usual divisive nature of making the team revolve around him. Ricciardo will bring the best out of McLaren and I can not wait.

    Andy ParkerAndy Parker27 दिन पहले
  • Has Fernando finally got the good end of a deal, with the right timing??

    Chris AChris A27 दिन पहले
  • Both are has beens, so no difference then. Who cares, I can garauntee neither will win any more f1 races, or come close to it. Be better off giving me £10 a week to drive for them.

    Alan BroadheadAlan Broadhead27 दिन पहले
  • Would have loved to see him with Hamilton at Mercedes.

    72defender72defender27 दिन पहले
  • I feel like there is so much behind his decision to switch. He is truly wanted at McLaren, Zak Brown has said he has been their target for years. He wants to work with Seidel. The Mercedes power unit has to be attractive. He must be pretty confident he is going to get on with his teammate. McLaren are known for a family atmosphere, no offence Renault don’t give off those vibes. McLaren and Brown give him other opportunities, they Indy car team, a GT team on the horizon, never stopped their drivers wanting to have a go at different things in the past. He is becoming more social media savvy in his own right, we know from Lando, McLaren won’t try to stifle that. I think given where he is in his career the opportunity to be happy but with a competitive team had to have some bearing on his decision. If McLaren open doors to him after F1 even better. Plus look at the company car he’s about to get. Or maybe just maybe he was aware of Alonso hovering in the shadows. We will never know did he jump for fear of being pushed? 🤷‍♀️

    dizzyduck44dizzyduck4428 दिन पहले
  • Have heard about the Mercedes power plant?

    S SS S28 दिन पहले
  • Bring back old McLaren colours and everything will be fine

    ali gulsevenali gulseven29 दिन पहले
  • Put RIC in the McLaren today and it will be faster than it has shown. I think both cars are very close in performance.

    Mark ShueardMark Shueardमहीने पहले
  • Actually hating on soon to be McLaren Mercedes. You have posted cringe, my friend

    Арсений ФастовАрсений Фастовमहीने पहले
  • mclaren is doing well. Next year Mercedes powered!!!!!!

    fkong777fkong777महीने पहले
  • The Grid needs yellow cars. Maybe Aston Martin will bring the flash colors.

    Rocky does it allRocky does it allमहीने पहले
  • McLaren all day long!!

    Chris LuttonChris Luttonमहीने पहले
  • The performance of the Renault at the Portugese GP i think shows Danny has made a good move. The McLaren's spanked the Renaults all weekend. There are still some inherent major flaws in the Renault that have not yet been sorted out. It's not going to be a light and day difference, but definately an improvement. And then we have 2022 to worry about when it all gets torn up and start again anyway!!! LOL

    Aussie MonstersAussie Monstersमहीने पहले
  • Lmfao McLaren has done something this year Renault hasn’t lead a Grand Prix his choice is just as promising

    J MJ Mमहीने पहले
  • Why does not Ricardo take the seat on Ferrari after Vettel ? From a Ricardo fan

    Azmir Kazi IslamAzmir Kazi Islamमहीने पहले
  • I hope he does well at McLaren, could be a great combo.

    Lace 7Lace 7महीने पहले
  • hold on wait a minute.. renault have left F1... ricciardo was right.. renault did cut the team.. its going to be Alpine in 2021!!! .. who knows what Alpine as a team can do. who knows what funding they will have for the 2022 car. this video assumes renault could leave , but they already did. i have no idea which team members will still be there in 2021 and maybe niether di ricciardo. so its obvious why he left. they must have told him in may that it will be Alpine in 2021 and the funding cap will mean no progression. The 2022 car wont be developed as planned. sorry alonso fans but it looks like more radio tantrums ..

    Dominic KellyDominic Kellyमहीने पहले
    • @Dominic Kelly I'm not an Alonso fan. I'm just laughing at your other ignorant points which clearly indicate you know nothing about F1. You may report my comment all you like if it makes you feel better.

      verygoodbrotherverygoodbrother21 दिन पहले
    • @verygoodbrother also you got a highlighted reply for that comment withon 60 seconds of posting i think a complaint report might be in order.

      Dominic KellyDominic Kelly21 दिन पहले
    • @verygoodbrother haha. hilarious. you answered all the points brilliantly. alondo has already admitted he wont be up to speed at the beginning of next year. go troll someone else.

      Dominic KellyDominic Kelly21 दिन पहले
    • It's clear you know very little about F1

      verygoodbrotherverygoodbrother21 दिन पहले
  • McLaren/Mercedes combo sounds delicious and with Ricciardo even more so.

    ChazasChazasमहीने पहले
  • Alonso will sink renault..

    GozzGozzमहीने पहले
  • Ocon is no where near beating a mclaren, ricciardo is just world class. Simple.

    Ben MaciverBen Maciverमहीने पहले
  • Isnt DP World a porn movie?

    Mark RentonMark Rentonमहीने पहले
  • Renault is risky and ricciardo did the risk already. Mclaren is promising and with the new power unit they’ll be the team to beat

    Arsh XArsh Xमहीने पहले
  • I think Renault have built a car that now suits Daniel. He’s going to a car where that won’t be the case. Who knows how repackaging the mclaren for Mercedes power will affect performance next year also.

    Richard SRichard Sमहीने पहले
  • Mclaren to my thinking is the better choice. I always wondered why Daniel went to Renault, when their engines were unreliable in Red Bulls. Mclaren with a Mercedes engine, hopefully gives Dan the success he deserves. Roll on 2021.

    hdraman111hdraman111महीने पहले
  • McLaren.

    Brendan ReaneyBrendan Reaneyमहीने पहले
  • I would choose MERC...!!!! :D

    Jokimsteny RodriguesJokimsteny Rodriguesमहीने पहले
  • Ricciardo is washed-up old news. He didn't "leave" Red Bull he was fired. They told him that Verstappen was their guy at #1 and he could be #2 or get out - so he got out. The only team to give him a job was the failing Renault team, who really does not have a #1 driver because they are not competitive. He's moving to a team with a new engine and who knows they will not be competitive next season, and just wants the sponsor money. Guarantee he will be kicked out after 2 years and be out of F1 for good

    One Issue VoterOne Issue Voterमहीने पहले
  • He is smart and very skilled. I'm sure he has thought a lot more about it then any of us keyboard worriers ⚔️

    King RobboKing Robboमहीने पहले
  • I'm sure Alpine will go down and the arrival of Alonso with less experience with modern f1's and ocon haven't yet found the right settings of the car McLaren will be the best.

    ExoticCarsOfFranceExoticCarsOfFranceमहीने पहले
  • I believe Ricciardo has done a move comparable to Hamilton's when he moved to Mercedes GP. McLaren's only problem was the turbulent divorce with Mercedes back then. The Honda engine was a [risky] long term 'plan B' that didn't work out until its deadline. McLaren has a magnificent car design team - allied with a consistent engine the car definitely will deliver, as we can see today. Mercedes engines are coming back next year, thus 2021's season is greatly promising for the Woking team.

    k4rec4k4rec4महीने पहले
  • It’s a difficult situation for Ricciardo. At 31 years old, he would be thinking 🤔 , I have probably got 4 to 5 years left in F1. So depending which team he would choose, he would need to atleast stay with that team for 3 years minimum. He would have looked at Renault’s and Maclaren’s projected situation for the next 3 years and determined that Maclaren with a Mercedes engine, had a better chance of top three finish than Renault. He may have also thought that, within the next 4 to 5 years, Hamilton may retire and if he is driving well with Mclaren Mercedes that a door might open for a seat in Mercedes. There are so many scenarios that F1 drivers would be looking at. Fingers crossed 🤞 Ricciardo does well at Mclaren and wins. Anthony

    Anthony Di PietroAnthony Di Pietroमहीने पहले
  • Honestly McLaren signing an engine deal with Mercedes is a very big plus.... But also Renault has improved race after race

    Veres AndreiVeres Andreiमहीने पहले
  • The Mercedes carrot at McLaren is still a major factor. Riccardo has shown in the last few races that he is probably at least the #3 driver and the chance that he may get some horsepower parity with Hamilton is the clincher. Max is now in no mans land.

    Alistair JohnsonAlistair Johnsonमहीने पहले
  • Ricciardo deserves a top team. I suppose that he thinks that because he does not have that opportunity now, he may as well go for cash in lieu of a championship. Obviously he felt Red Bull saw Verstappen as their future and he deserves better than that.

    cobar53cobar53महीने पहले
  • I'd say they both made good career decisions respectively this time.

    amir qwertyamir qwertyमहीने पहले
  • You say if Ricciardo had not moved to McLaren that Renault would not have HAD to bring back Alonso. Have you considered that MAYBE Renault WANTED Alonso and therefore PUSHED Ricciardo away with low incentives to stay?

    J.D. CrownoverJ.D. Crownoverमहीने पहले
  • Why did he even leave red bull? He'sby far one of the best drivers

    Joel EstadellaJoel Estadellaमहीने पहले
  • I think Sainz made a mistake signing for Ferrari...

    MaartenMaartenमहीने पहले
  • It is a difficult decision, but to be honest I would have chosen McLaren as well. Although Daniel is currently looking as the driver to finish in 4th with a Renault car. McLaren is still right behind him most times, and the Mercedes engine coming could improve the performance and reliability.

    Pieter KeyserPieter Keyserमहीने पहले
  • speaking of rebrands...is The Race an Autosport rebrand or have you guys moved on from there and started a new unrelated channel?...sorry if this is old news but i'm not sure!

    SmittenTheKitteninMittensSmittenTheKitteninMittensमहीने पहले
  • Short answer - no.

    Tony SherrardTony Sherrardमहीने पहले
  • I mean riccardo joining a good team with Mercedes engine. So he will be hella good

    Tobi9222Tobi9222महीने पहले
  • Ricardos following the money and is not a top driver

    stupot008stupot008महीने पहले
  • Alonso is so overrated ,mark my words he will struggle to match Ocon on his return and unless the car starts winning immediately expect a baby pacifier bouncing off the garage wall. He’s always been too hot headed his Latin temperament shows more in his behaviour than his looks.

    Ogre GriffithsOgre Griffithsमहीने पहले
  • McLaren has a Renault engine this year and is outperforming the renault works team in most races, so they clearly have the superior aero package. They’re also still infront of renault in the championship even though they lost many points through engine issues. Ihope they can fit the Mercedes engine in their car without losing too much aero performance next year, but we’ll see their real performance in 2022

    Christina L.Christina L.महीने पहले
  • Going to a British company in Brexit times sounds suicide. Sorry he should stay in Renault. More options more chances. And as if Mercedes would allow McLaren to be faster than Hamilton

    T. R.T. R.महीने पहले
  • as for their financial concerns I’m sure mclaren will be able to work it out, especially with the gulf partnership coming back

    Sam TaborSam Taborमहीने पहले
  • mclaren has had 2 and almost a 3rd podium this year. Renault just got their first in 9 years I think it was a good move. Tho I am biased as a mclaren and ricciardo fan

    Sam TaborSam Taborमहीने पहले
  • I would have stay at Renault, as MacLaren is too random.

    fiole666fiole666महीने पहले
  • I wish Sainz didn't move from Mclaren. The partnership with Norris caused a positive mental attitude amongst the whole team (including its fan base) that has helped turn its fortunes around. I'm looking forward to Ricciardo joining Mclaren, but the press seem to focus on what the team will do for him, rather than the other way around. At least Mclaren can be safe in the knowledge knowing that the very same thing will be happening at Alpine but the demand for performance will be emanating from Alonso himself.

    Tom PutnamTom Putnamमहीने पहले
  • He should of stayed Renault have deeper pockets and are developing their car well

    Mark SimsMark Simsमहीने पहले
  • Mclaren going to merc engines 2021. Nuff said....

    swardmusicswardmusicमहीने पहले
  • If I were in dan shoes, I'd hire a hitman to take out Bottas with all that renault money then offer to drive the merc for free.

    tangles01tangles01महीने पहले
  • If past events are a trend, Ferrari isn’t the team to be at for 2022 when the new regulations come into play. Wrong move for Sainz in my opinion (they are also unlikely to catch up in the PU front) About Ricciardo...Difficult to tell, whilst is true he has pushed the Renault further up the grid than it deserves. We need to remember McLaren are having their own correlation issues with their car upgrades as well. I think they made a wrong choice with the Mercedes style nose. Will they be able to solve this development issues for 2022? McLaren don’t have a good recent track record with new regulations... in 2014 they produced a dog of a car, even behind the Williams.

    John Vasquez AlmanzaJohn Vasquez Almanzaमहीने पहले
  • The biggest thing his move to McLaren will show is how much a supreme driver he is then Sainz, Norris, Ocon and Alonso. He is a huge reason for Renault top 4 results recently. He will do similar in the Mercedes powered McLaren

    SwayJJSwayJJमहीने पहले
  • Richardo is another fisichela he joined beneton at the worst point now daniel is making bad moves

    Daniel StarkDaniel Starkमहीने पहले
  • I've always liked Renault. Followed the young Alonso. Loved the recent Renault improvements with Daniel of whom I am a huge fan. Followed Daniel since just before his Red Bull emergence. Hated the Red Bull betrayal of him in his last season there. Glad he went from Red Bull to Renault. But didn't like the crap Renault during the first season. Thought it a big letdown. But now, sad to see him leave Renault in a way. Ah...but McLaren...this McLaren...oh it looks so promising. And now another but...so does this Daniel Renault. As Daniel is just a fraction better, or at least equal, to the best young Fernando...so this McLaren may be the same fraction better than Renault. But here I'm unsure. If Daniel "feels" the McLaren as he sits in it, then the world championship will come. Daniel's definitely got world championships in him. Only the blind can't actually see that. It's there waiting to come out in HIS car. Maybe this McLaren. I'm going for it.

    Collin WadhamCollin Wadhamमहीने पहले
  • Hope he's not Alonso 2.0...

    Apophis STRApophis STRमहीने पहले
  • Who knows..... with Merc power Mac should be much faster given this years pace with their current car. Especially they are known for blaming engine suppliers.... LOL

    Thunderbolt CalgaryThunderbolt Calgaryमहीने पहले
  • In May, I'd have chosen McLaren, now, it looks as if Renault stepped it up on a equal level...but we're all geniuses after the fact.

    Chris AChris Aमहीने पहले
  • McLaren changes to Mercedes engine units, so I think McLaren will perform better than Renault.

    Dani MartínezDani Martínezमहीने पहले
  • Renault are only as good as Ricciardo. McLaren with a Mercedes engine and Daniel driving will obliterate Renault. He made the right decision.

    Cirrus DriverCirrus Driverमहीने पहले
  • Yes

    Donald HausenfluckDonald Hausenfluckमहीने पहले
  • I have to say it's really hard to think about which choice was right or wrong or feel anyone made the wrong choice when they are making upwards of 20 Million Dollars a year. I mean like Boo Hoo, you picked the wrong team and have to retire in Monaco at 40 years old. That must be a shitty course of life decisions. I really hope he ends up on his feet no matter what the results of either team.

    Tango NevadaTango Nevadaमहीने पहले
  • Saint wishing he stayed at McLaren, Riccardo wishing he stays at Renault...

    Atiende FloraAtiende Floraमहीने पहले
  • I think its still a better decision when compared to being a team mate to Alonso. Why would you want to do that to yourself ?

    Sam MallocSam Mallocमहीने पहले
  • The only thing that Alonso will be good when comes back to F1, is running his mouth as usual. Riccardo is a decent driver, just running out of time. Hopefully, he will have a better year next year.

    T MarT Marमहीने पहले
  • Seeing Daniel Ricciardo winning a world championship in a McLaren would be a dream come true

    Aquilon 97Aquilon 97महीने पहले
  • I think that we will find out that Alonzo doesn't do as good as Riccardo did this year. No matter what he says Alonzo is past his prime. He always says he is in the best shape of his life and driving better than he ever has. It is all PR.

    John GallagherJohn Gallagherमहीने पहले
  • You have to remember that Mclaren Merc is coming

    swg_fpvswg_fpvमहीने पहले
  • Very stupid arguments

    condenadorcondenadorमहीने पहले
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