Why Ricciardo needs to put anomalous 2019 behind him
Daniel Ricciardo's first season at Renault in 2019 offered plenty of promise, but ultimately no podiums. Now established as the Formula 1 team's lead driver, he needs that statistic to change in 2020 to keep his long-term options open
"Anomaly - is that the word?" asks Daniel Ricciardo, smiling as ever.
The Renault driver is cheerily chatting his way through a media session midway through the first pre-season test of the 2020 Formula 1 season at Barcelona.
He will end the test with the 10th-quickest time, with team-mate Esteban Ocon putting Renault third in the teams' ranking. Renault will finish the test with 380 laps on the board, with the early indications suggesting another year of action-packed midfield scrapping lies ahead.
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