The two-time world champion, who it is claimed turned down an offer from Red Bull before announcing his F1 exit, said: "I don't have a crystal ball to know the future". "This year, particularly the first part of the year, I guess up until Monaco, was an awesome start for me, so many positives".
Red Bull will ditch Renault engines at the end of the season and switch to Honda, which Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko said earlier this week had better resources than any of its rivals. "I think Honda is progressing".
"[Ricciardo] has also been sold a role that goes beyond that of a simple pilot, but that of someone who participates in building a team", said Abiteboul.
Ferrari had been planning before the sudden death of former president Sergio Marchionne last month to promote Monegasque Charles Leclerc from Sauber, but the new management is said to have had a rethink. "If I'm really honest it would have been something I would have liked to do in person and face-to-face", Ricciardo said in Belgium.
"I'm confident they can deliver a vehicle that is capable of winning every race, we just need the whole package and we are working towards that". Personally I felt it was good for me to have a fresh start somewhere else, I think it will be healthy.
"If we also manage to out-develop like we did last year, the target that we have set ourselves of finishing half a second away from them by the end of the year is an achievable one".
"The one thing I kept coming back to was being energised again, wanting a new challenge, and that the chance to change excited me".
"Right now, I am thinking it is goodbye", he said.
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Alonso did not confirm he would race in IndyCar next year, but said: "The triple crown is something I have been saying for a couple of years now". That was I guess the long and short of it.
He added: "It is not something I knew for weeks or months".
It wasn't the first time they had collided. Still in the race weekend in Budapest I wasn't sure what I was going to be doing. "A few sleepless nights for sure trying to come up with the best conclusion for myself".
"It wasn't easy. There were a lot of factors and variables I had to weigh up in my mind".
Its power units, supplied by Renault, aren't on the same level with what the Silver Arrows and Scuderia have in their cars and it's cost Ricciardo and teammate Max Verstappen race wins.
The deal will put Dan back on the driver market for 2021, coinciding with a major revamp of the sport's technical regulations that could shuffle the current pecking order of teams.
"It all ended very amicably and basically they're sorry to see me go and appreciate what I've done and given to the team".
"We were always going to draw on the talent pool that we have".