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Why Ricciardo is risking it all with Renault

Daniel Ricciardo has given up a race-winning Formula 1 seat to throw his lot in with an ambitious but (so far) firmly midfield team. James Roberts dropped in to Enstone to ask him the real reason for ditching Red Bull in favour of Renault and why he thinks this strange career move will pay off

Getting a Formula 1 driver to pose for the camera can often be as hard as extracting blood from a stone, but Daniel Ricciardo is finding it tricky to keep a straight face. Glaring into the lens is causing fits of giggles. "I can do fake laughing instead," he says to our photographer, bursting into guffaws.

Unless they're doing what they want to do, most F1 drivers can best be described as irritable away from the track. If they're not behind the wheel, then life suddenly becomes a bit of a chore. Has someone remembered to pick up my bag? Does this decaf coffee contain almond milk? Is my PS4 controller charged?

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