That is kind of what I am thinking. Reminds me of when people were saying Stewart and Newman were crazy to go with Stewart-Haas. Later we found out that Chevrolet was giving the team BIG, BIG, BIG money.Obviously there is something about Renault that we don't know. They must have some big plans up their sleeve, there is no way I see that they get a talented high profile driver like Ricciardo just to flaunt the name. Also Daniel wants to win titles. I think his career will take off next year.
I am very surprised Renault hasn't done better then they have this year. Didn't they hire some guy who was working independently for Formula 1 who supposedly knew a lot of secrets about how to make the cars fast?
Sainz is under contract with the loan deal to Renault that he would eventually be promoted to the main team.
Oh, ok. Someone I follow who is really, really up on Formula 1 didn't even know that, he was talking about how he thinks Gasley will get the ride.
remember that Red Bull will change engines to honda in 2019, maybe Ric is afraid that Red Bull will fall back to the middle of the pack, so Renault is the best available alternative for him.
All I know is that when I watch a Formula 1 race Red Bull, Ferrari, and Mercedes look like they are in a different racing series compared to the other teams. It is mind boggling the gap between them and the rest.