The deal will take Ricciardo to the brink of a new era, with a wholesale revamp and new engine regulations set for 2021.
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Australian Daniel Ricciardo will end his long relationship with Red Bull and join Renault on a two-year deal next season in an announcement that jolted Formula One ahead of its August shutdown.Ricciardo had wanted a two-year deal to keep his options open and on par with top drivers, including four-time world champions Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who also have contracts up to 2020 .So too was staying put at Red Bull, however, with the former champions switching from Renault to Honda power next season.The situation also closes a door for Mercedes-backed Frenchman Esteban Ocon, who had been tipped for a move from Force India to Renault after the former team went into administration.
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