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Renault may be looking beyond Ricciardo for 2021

Renault principal Cyril Abiteboul says the team want to promote an academy driver in 2021, that could spell the end for Daniel Ricciardo. It was announced after the summer break that Esteban Ocon would leave his role as the Mercedes reserve driver to join Renault for 2020 where he will partner Ricciardo. However, the Aussie's contract is up with the team at the end of next season, and Abiteboul has confirmed that Renault want to promote an academy driver into a race seat for 2021. Ocon's seat is unlikely to be up for grabs just a year on, so that suggests that Ricciardo could be in trouble. As quoted by Racefans.net, Abiteboul said: “It was important when given the opportunity to seize...
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