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Why would Daniel Ricciardo return to Red Bull, a team built around Max Verstappen?

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When Daniel Ricciardo announced his departure from Red Bull Racing in 2018, it shocked everyone, including the Formula 1 team and fans.

Red Bull gave him all seven of his F1 victories, and he was in a competitive car that could challenge for wins.But the drama with Max Verstappen that year forced his hand, and he felt that the team did not have his back.

So, where did he go? To Renault. The team that also supplied Red Bull with engines. More, Red Bull and Renault's affair was very public and very ugly, and Red Bull took their driver's move to the 'enemy' as an insult.Four years and two unsuccessful spells at Renault and McLaren later, the Austrian team and the Australian announced that they'd be resuming their relationship in 2023.Why did Ricciardo go back?When Ricciardo joined Renault in 2019, he did so under a cloud of promise.

Unfortunately, the partnership yielded no successes, bar two third-place finishes at the Emilia-Romagna and Eifel Grands Prix in 2020.

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