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Renault: Ricciardo hiring sensible - not done with 'stupid money'

Despite not being a winning team yet, Renault paid big bucks to secure the services of Daniel Ricciardo, but team boss Cyril Abiteboul believes the investment offers good value for money. Ricciardo's decision last summer to leave Red Bull and move to Renault stunned the F1 paddock, but conversely, many were also surprised that the French outfit allowed itself such a big expenditure at its current stage of development. Abiteboul defended Renault's decision however, arguing that it has precisely reached a point in its growth where it can afford to boost its resources and pay a hefty retainer for a top tier driver. Ricciardo not underestimating Hulkenberg's 'calibre' despite track record...
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