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Crazy Ricciardo Places A Bet On F1 Hop To Renault For 2019

Taking a summer break from repeatedly driving around corners quickly the F1 circus has taken to its second favorite pastime instead, rumor mongering. But as gossip flies hither and yon as to what the rest of the season, and indeed those seasons yet to come, will bring there's one story that has left them all for dead and thrown the odds on next year at sites like Bet365, one of the best online betting sites in the UK, into the spotlight early and posing the question; Is Daniel Ricciardo out of his tiny mind?

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  • Has Daniel Ricciardo gone completely off his rocker?
  • Who will drive alongside Max Verstappen at Red Bull?
  • Can Renault really ever challenge for the lead in F1?
  • Which team should you back if you bet on F1 next year?

“Is this a wind up for the summer holidays?” said Christian Horner summing up the reaction you can bet on F1 as a whole having when they heard the news that Daniel Ricciardo, currently 5th in the title race, will next year leave his Red Bull team and go to race instead for Renault, a move that on the face of it has all the hallmarks of barking insanity. Red Bull can challenge for wins on occasion, Renault would need the entire top third of the grid to vaporize to allow them the same performance possibilities.

“It was probably one of the most difficult decisions to take in my career so far.” Admitted Daniel Ricciardo, “but I thought that it was time for me to take on a fresh and new challenge.” Which is something you can just bet on F1 racing with Renault to provide him in abundance next year.

“I realize that there is a lot ahead in order to allow Renault to reach their target of competing at the highest level. I hope to be able to help them in this journey and contribute on and off track.”

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Of course if you like to bet on sports in the UK and regularly hit up sites like Bet365 to bet on F1 you’ll take all that with a pinch of salt. If it was just about challenge he could try winning a championship with Red Bull, so obviously that’s not it. Christian Horner shed some light saying; “Daniel has his reasons. I also feel he sees Max growing in terms of speed and strength and he doesn’t want to play a supprot role I guess for want of better words. Maybe it’s an inspired choice.”

Or maybe it’s insane. Sure, Renault have always eventually won anything they put their mind to, but given the head start Mercedes, Ferrari and indeed Red Bull have got, just how realistic can Renaults expectations of inevitable victory be? Cyril Abiteboul, Renault’s managing director said; “Daniel’s signing underscores our determination to accelerate our progress towards the forefront of the sport.”  Which sounds good but I’d not bet on F1 to cooperate with his dreams of championship glory.

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To Be Red Bull Driver In 2019

  • Dan Tiktum – 100/1
  • Kevin Magnussen – 66/1
  • Sergio Perez – 50/1
  • Brendon Hartley – 40/1
  • Kimi Raikkonen – 22/1
  • Esteban Ocon – 16/1
  • Fernando Alonso – 8/1
  • Charles Leclerc – 9/2
  • Carlos Sainz – 4/1
  • Pierre Gasly – 1/2

Naturally the Ricciardo bombshell means there’s a seat going at Red Bull next year and that just drove the already quite fluid gossip flow into a raging torrent of conflicting rumors as to who’d be driving where next season. You can always bet on F1 whispers in the summer, but this year they’re screams. “I’m not sure,” said Horner with dubious quantities of tact in response to information Alonso might go to Red Bull next season “it would be the healthiest thing for the team for Fernando to join it.”

So then who’ll get the nod? We’ll keep you informed. However in the meantime those of you who’ll take advantage of UK gambling laws to bet on F1 at Bet365 throughout the rest of the season should remember that Red Bull have issues. Arguably their best driver is leaving, the team boss thinks it’s the other driver’s fault, and they’ve no idea who’ll be taking the empty seat next year. Somehow I doubt this is how Horner wanted to spend his summer holiday, but no one said being an F1 team boss was easy.

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