Daniel Ricciardo says he and Renault should be able to “hit the ground running” when the 2020 season begins this week, following on from their first year together.
Ricciardo endured a mixed first campaign with Renault after moving across from Red Bull, scoring 54 points, and finished ninth in the championship.
Ricciardo scored points just once in the opening five rounds of his Renault career and admitted he found the initial nuances of switching teams a greater challenge than expected.
“I’m looking forward to blending into the team better on the back of having a full season behind us – so things are going to be easier in that sense,” Ricciardo said.
“Once I’m in the car at pre-season testing in Barcelona, I’d imagine things will run quite smooth.
“I already know my engineer, what the targets are, what to work on and what the general car characteristics are like so that should mean we can hit the ground running.
“This all means that I can provide more immediate feedback, and therefore it’ll be easier to make those comparisons between the R.S.19 and R.S.20.”
On his ambitions for the 2020 season Ricciardo said that “I have a few personal goals, but ultimately, I want to leave the race weekends feeling like I’ve completed the task at hand and given absolutely everything.
“It’s going to be important that I’ve applied my full attention and skill set, and not taken the easy route out.”