Daniel Ricciardo is not yet committing to Renault beyond 2020.

The Australian shocked the F1 world last year by deciding to leave Red Bull. Recent court documents revealed that the two-year deal is worth at least $55 million.

But Ricciardo has at times struggled with his new life in the midfield.

Talking with the BBC about the Austrian GP this year, he admitted: "I am literally driving around - I don't want to say not present - but my thoughts were 'I don't want to be here'."

However, Ricciardo says he is committed to the works Renault project for now.

As for 2021, he said: "I definitely haven't made any decisions yet. I haven't had this discussion with Cyril (Abiteboul). I think part of him feels like - I don't want to say he's let us down, but we did expect to do better."

Ricciardo, 30, said he therefore wants the chance to fight for a podium in 2020, which will require a change to the "whole aerodynamic philosophy" of the yellow car.

So for now, he insists that he doesn't regret his decision to join Renault.

"Do I want to stay? Yes, because ideally we do get this to the next level," he said. "My intention wasn't to have a two-year layover somewhere else. I know people might still think that, but I really want this to work."


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2 F1 Fan comments on “Ricciardo: 'No decision' about Renault seat for 2021

  1. Pam

    RiC is overpaid and underperforming. No one will hire him for 25 million again unless he can do something with the yellow car- like start driving like a 25 million F1 driver!

    Look at Kimi- he is in a milk float but has scored loads of points this season because his driving is very skilled. Doing well in F1 is 75% driver skills and 25% car reliability.

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