Renault Sport Racing president Jerome Stoll said signing Ricciardo is “a unique opportunity for the Groupe Renault towards this objective that could not be missed.”
“We welcome Daniel’s arrival to our team, still in the making, but more motivated than ever,” he added.
Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul said the team must prove it is worth of a driver of Ricciardo’s talent.
“Daniel’s signing underscores our determination to accelerate our progress towards the forefront of the sport,” said Abiteboul.
“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. We welcome him to our growing team in 2019 with a great deal of pride, but also humility.”
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