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Renault 'cancelled holidays' to boost Ricciardo's 2019 chances

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul has revealed that Christmas holidays were cancelled at the team's Viry factory due to a desire to provide new recruit Daniel Ricciardo with the best possible car in 2019. Ricciardo left Red Bull in order to join Renault, despite his former employers ditching the French marque as engine suppliers. Ricciardo and Renault maintain that they do not expect to be title contenders until 2021, although Red Bull believe a switch to Honda can help them compete with Mercedes and Ferrari this season. Renault have made steady progress since returning to F1 as a works team in 2016, but Ricciardo's arrival seems to have accelerated this. Abiteboul told GPToday: "If...
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