However Ricciardo insists 12 months on from his big-money transfer from Crimson Bull, he has no regrets about switiching to Renault.
“I lot has occurred. I really feel good,” Ricciardo advised CNN Sport’s Amanda Davies. “Clearly, the outcomes aren’t what I need however I additionally did not anticipate the world come 2019. I knew there was going to be a little bit of a battle and a rebuilding section so we’re actually going by means of that and I need it to occur in a single day, however I do know it isn’t going to.
“I am not down or discouraged. I used to be ready for this.”
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Since making his debut in Method One in 2011, Ricciardo has had combined success.
He is gained seven grand prixs and completed third within the drivers’ championship in 2014 and 2016.
However Ricciardo, who turned 30 on July 1, admits he hasn’t achieved the whole lot he had wished to in F1 earlier than coming into his fourth decade.
“I wished a world title and believed I may have had one by 30,” mirrored Ricciardo mentioned. “However is there some satisfaction in my coronary heart? Completely. I’ve achieved some race wins, I’ve accomplished the whole lot else aside from win a world title. If it ended as we speak, half my coronary heart would really feel just a little bit torn however half of it might be grateful and fulfilled.”
Taking the positives
“I will get despatched articles and I do not actually know the place it is come from, however I will at all times simply draw the positives from it,” mentioned Ricciardo.
“It is good that I am being talked about in a optimistic method and that is it.”
A spot which means lots
Having made his F1 debut on the British monitor in 2011, the British GP has been a spot that Ricciardo has at all times felt at house.
“I’ve at all times preferred Silverstone as an occasion and as an environment,” Ricciardo admits.
“It does usher in that type of British pageant really feel and everybody’s at all times out right here, it doesn’t matter what the climate is. I really feel the attendance would not waver one bit.
“It was one of many first European tracks I got here to. And so many F1 groups are primarily based round right here too so there’s something about this space of the world that breeds F1.”