For the 2019 season Renault signed Daniel Ricciardo who partnered Nico Hülkenberg in his 3rd season with the team. Renault managing director, Cyril Abiteboul, believed that the driver pairing was “one of the strongest – if not the strongest – driver line-up on the grid”. Although the engine’s performance provided Renault with some positive results in power circuits, poor aerodynamics and reliability issues resulted in many retirements and finishes out of points. The team’s best race was Italian Grand Prix at fast Monza circuit, where Ricciardo and Hulkenberg finished 4-5th. Nico finished the season in 14th place, his lowest placing in the standings since his debut season in 2010, having scored 37 points across the season, 17 less than teammate Daniel Ricciardo.
|Nico Hulkenberg||27||Renault F1 Team|