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Ricciardo: Renault dodged a bullet in 2019

Daniel Ricciardo says Renault "dodged a bullet" in 2019 after a disappointing campaign fell way short of initial expectations. Th signing of Ricciardo was expected to help Renault in their bid to close the gap to F1's top three teams this season, but the team ended 2019 without a podium and 31 points worse off than the previous year. Article continues under video The French manufacturer entered the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP fearful of losing fifth place in the constructors' standings to Toro Rosso, but Pierre Gasly's early collision effectively decided that battle. "That definitely would have been a punch in the guts," Ricciardo said of the prospect of losing fifth...
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