Ex-Method One particular star Mark Webber suggests fellow Australian Daniel Ricciardo will excel for Renault in 2020.
But following yr? Not so considerably.
Webber admits he is involved by Ricciardo’s departure from Purple Bull and fears Renault will be just earning up the figures following period.
Webber promises he has even explained to Ricciardo about his uncertainties to his experience. “I consider we’re all a little bit involved about it,” ex-Purple Bull driver Webber explained to Macquarie Athletics Radio.
“The folks in the sector would have preferred him to (remain). I’m continue to moderately near to Purple Bull.
“I’ve experienced the odd meal with Daniel. He is aware of the place my placement is on this – it has not altered.
“I would have liked him to remain at Purple Bull.” Ricciardo lower ties with Purple Bull at the stop of an underwhelming 2018 F1 period in which the at any time-smiling Australian experienced small to grin about, ending a distant sixth in the standings with just two wins.
He inbound links with Nico Hulkenberg who put seventh total just after lacking the podium totally this yr.
The 29-yr-previous Ricciardo has talked up the probabilities of his new outfit catching F1’s “big three” following yr just after Renualt concluded fourth in the constructors’ championship, a distant 297 factors shy of 3rd-put Purple Bull. Webber – who was changed by Ricciardo at Purple Bull in 2014 – mentioned the well-known Australian would style good results with his new staff but would have to hold out at minimum a yr to savour it.
“I consider the funding and the backing and with Honda coming, I do not consider they’ll be amazingly powerful following yr,” he mentioned.
“But by 2020, I consider they could be a really exclusive outfit to be with all over again. “To get the success that Purple Bull are heading to get following yr is heading to be demanding for him to say the minimum.
“Renault … want price range caps, head depend caps, they want all kind of decreases in salaries throughout the board to get the parity of the activity up there. “I consider when you have just arrived there as a driver, and you have a staff which is offering that kind of placement, which is a problem.”