Daniel Ricciardo says he isn’t having second thoughts about his decision to leave Red Bull following the team’s successful start to the 2021 season.
After Ricciardo’s departure Red Bull switched from Renault to Honda power, and made a significant step forward this year. They have won six of the first nine races so far this year and are leading both world championships.
However, Ricciardo stands by his decision to leave the team three years ago. “I don’t have regrets,” he said. “I think I made every decision for a reason and every decision you make is a time or a moment in your life that is right or best at that time. I certainly don’t look back with regret or I don’t question anything.”
He said he is pleased to see the progress his former team has made this year.
“I look at their results this year – I guess that’s probably where the question comes from, ‘do I think that could have been me?’ But I look at that and I’m honestly happy for them.
“Don’t get me wrong, I would love to be doing the winning, but I’m happy for them that they’re challenging Mercedes and they look like they’re in a real hunt for the title this year. I briefly caught up with Christian [Horner, Red Bull team principal] in Austria and a few of the Red Bull guys and I was actually stoked that they’re doing what they’re doing. Certainly no regrets.”
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