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Daniel Ricciardo believes Lewis Hamilton’s championship-winning run at Mercedes is proof he can upset the odds by turning new team Renault into a front-running force.
Ricciardo, 29, stunned Formula One by turning his back on Red Bull and jumping ship to Renault.
Ricciardo won twice last season, but his new employers have not troubled the podium since they returned to the grid as a standalone constructor in 2016.
Like Ricciardo, Hamilton faced intense scrutiny for his decision to drop McLaren in favour of a move to Mercedes six years ago.
But Hamilton’s switch turned out to be an inspired...