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#1 CL16

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:24

https://twitter.com/...3177064449?s=21

http://www.dailymail...end-season.html

Edited by CL16, 03 August 2018 - 10:28.


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#2 Massa

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:29

What ??!?!

#3 Dalton007

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:29

 

:drunk:

 

Let's wait for official word... 

 

...But if true, I can see this move. Get a team built around him.

 

Red Bull is Max's team.



#4 Diablobb81

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:32

Meh, should have been in Ferrari since i don't see either Renault or RB in the top next year.



#5 NixxxoN

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:32

I don't believe this...

 

Edit: oh crap, its true...


Edited by NixxxoN, 03 August 2018 - 12:43.


#6 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:32

Silly season here we go! Alonso to Red Bull?

#7 Joseki

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:33

Silly season here we go! Alonso to Red Bull?

 

The only Honda engine Alonso's will want to drive next year will be the one in the back of his Andretti's car.



#8 RPM40

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:34

Makes no sense personally. Having said that their performance has been on the up

#9 Pits

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:38

Makes no sense personally. Having said that their performance has been on the up

Because the weren't competitive at all, it's easy to be on the up.

I don't see Renault building a car near the level of RB



#10 Marklar

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:39

Ricciardo is playing the long game here. I assume he doesnt expect Red Bull to go well with Honda.

Red Bull has a serious issue now: Verstappen/Sainz didnt work well at STR. None of their young drivers is good enough either. Suddenly the silly season has become exciting!

Might still end in Verstappen/Sainz or Verstappen/Gasly though.


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#11 sopa

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:39

Makes no sense personally. Having said that their performance has been on the up

 

I can see it making sense if you don't believe in Honda and don't want to be outpaced by Max V. most of the time.

 

I think either way Ricciardo sees his chances of winning with Red Bull are slim in the next couple of years. Maybe an odd race win like in recent seasons, but that's it? But - like Alonso - he isn't interested in fighting for minor podiums, but wants to compete for the championship. Alonso went even as far as signing for McLaren-Honda in 2015. So sometimes drivers can do desperate things in attempt to change fortunes.



#12 CL16

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:39

Because the weren't competitive at all, it's easy to be on the up.
I don't see Renault building a car near the level of RB


I can see the Honda engine bringing RedBull closer to Renault though.

#13 Joseki

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:39

Ricciardo leaving the Honda factory team to join the Renault factory team. :yawnface:



#14 RPM40

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:40

Ricciardo is playing the long game here. I assume he doesnt expect Red Bull to go well with Honda.

Red Bull has a serious issue now: Verstappen/Sainz didnt work well at STR. None of their young drivers is good enough either. Suddently the silly season has become exciting!

Might still end in Verstappen/Sainz or Verstappen/Gasly though.


Sainz is going to Mclaren, it will be Gasly if you listen to rumors.

#15 Owen

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:40

Big shock this one. But I'm slowly getting used to it. Headache for Christian Horner now.



#16 GoldenColt

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:43

Brave move! But I like it. Ricciardo at Red Bull has run its course, plus I would love to see Renault take on the fight to Ferrari/Merc/RB in the coming years. Danny boy and the Hulk are an incredibly strong pair of drivers, I'm sure they'll push the whole team forward. :up:



#17 Owen

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:44

Brave move! But I like it. Ricciardo at Red Bull has run its course, plus I would love to see Renault take on the fight to Ferrari/Merc/RB in the coming years. Danny boy and the Hulk are an incredibly strong pair of drivers, I'm sure they'll push the whole team forward. :up:

Good line up. Renault not messing around.



#18 Nova

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:45

If Ricciardo goes to Renault, wouldn't it be more likely that Sainz goes to Redbull than McLaren?



#19 garoidb

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:46

Is this credible? It would be very interesting, of course.



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#20 Dalton007

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:46

If Ricciardo goes to Renault, wouldn't it be more likely that Sainz goes to Redbull than McLaren?

 

Sainz and Max don't get along.



#21 GoldenColt

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:47

Where does that leave Ocon?



#22 Risil

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:48

Waiting for official confirmation but Keith Collantine at Racefans runs a tight ship, so if they're reporting it...



#23 midgrid

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:48

 

 

 

Ricciardo's imminent departure could mean Carlos Sainz will move from Renault to McLaren.

 

 

Why would Sainz go to McLaren if this frees up a Red Bull seat?  Surely they wouldn't take anyone else, unless some more bombshells are on the way.



#24 sopa

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:49

Where does that leave Ocon?

 

In a Mercedes-powered team presumably (Force India under new ownership). Unless Red Bull does what Renault attempted to do and take him from Merc...



#25 Risil

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:49

Where does that leave Ocon?

 

Up a certain creek without a certain implement.
 
However, Indycar and Dale Ocon Racing has a ring to it.


#26 Marklar

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:53

Why would Sainz go to McLaren if this frees up a Red Bull seat?  Surely they wouldn't take anyone else, unless some more bombshells are on the way.

Too many tensions between him and Max at STR.



#27 JHSingo

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:55

Sainz presumably going the other way to Red Bull, if true? Can't see them promoting Gasly over him. 



#28 ANF

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:56

Great news! Not necessarily for Ricciardo, but it's always fun to see a new driver in a top team.

#29 SophieB

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:59

Waiting for official confirmation but Keith Collantine at Racefans runs a tight ship, so if they're reporting it...

 

Dieter Rencken's name on the story too. I don't think they'd write this unless they were pretty sure.



#30 Arundo

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:00

If true kind of expected, Ricciardo is totally happy at Redbull. Max being there as the youngest WDC according to most in the team. The Redbull having issues yet again with reliability which is not all to Renault. Honda coming next year which is still a big question mark. 

I thought McLaren but Renault would be a good option for him to get his shot at WDC in the next years. 



#31 Cliff

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:00

Dailymail...

The masters of bullsh*t.

#32 Laptom

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:01

I would like to see Ric staying at RB, but if this is true a lot of transfers are possible this winter..

Ric and Ocon at Ren
Ver and Hulk at RB
Gas and Norris at Str
VanDoorne and Sainz at MC

#33 ForzaFormula

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:01

And then signs his new contract with RedBull -  :smoking:  :lol:



#34 Marklar

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:02

Marko confirms

https://www.motorspo...eht-zu-renault/



#35 Owen

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:03

And then signs his new contract with RedBull -  :smoking:  :lol:

Not expecting that this time.



#36 Vollegas

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:03

Guess, all the talk of wanting a seat in WC capable team/seat were not that important in the end. Bit shocked to see him kill his career over his mastercard balance. Good look in being in the midfield battle for next 2 years.  



#37 Laster

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:04

Dailymail...

The masters of bullsh*t.

It’s not just the Daily Mail reporting it, there are reporters with credible backgrounds in F1 saying this is very likely to happen now.

#38 Yoshi

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:04

 

Done deal  :up:



#39 Diablobb81

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:05

Guess, all the talk of wanting a seat in WC capable team/seat were not that important in the end. Bit shocked to see him kill his career over his mastercard balance. Good look in being in the midfield battle for next 2 years.  

 

RB Honda a WC capable team? Takes a lot of faith.



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#40 babbel

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:06

Red Bull just posted it on Twitter so confirmed it is



#41 RPM40

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:07

I'll be very curious to hear the reasoning from his side. I must admit I struggle to see his perspective on this one. I doubt he'd go for just the cash.



#42 Owen

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:07

He's gone.

https://redbullracin...niel-leave-team



#43 Radion

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:07

Holy mother! 

Could it be Ricciardo / Ocon at Renault?



#44 Owen

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:08

Not feeling the vibes for Red Bull Honda...



#45 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:09

Jesus.... I really didn't expect that. Clearly fed up with unreliability and the prospect of Honda.

 

Good luck to him, but can't help but feel this is an 'Alonso' type decision.



#46 Yoshi

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:10

Good luck to him, but can't help but feel this is an 'Alonso' type decision.

 

I do agree here. 



#47 SophieB

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:10

 

Some good scooping going on this morning - who got there first?



#48 Whatisvalis

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:10

Good for Ricciardo. Will be interesting to watch Renault and Honda develop over the next few years.



#49 Muppetmad

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:11

It's a bold, bold decision - like the one Hamilton made when he joined Mercedes. Will it pay off? Only time will tell. We know that Renault could, in the right circumstances, be a championship contending team down the line - let's see if Ricciardo is the one to take them there.



#50 sopa

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:12

Holy mother! 

Could it be Ricciardo / Ocon at Renault?

 

Actually I think more likely it could be

 

Ocon at Red Bull

Hulk at Renault

 

Than the other way around.

 

Because arguably Hulk still has a valid contract with Renault, and Red Bull has always been more eager in young talent, and Ocon is younger than Hulk.