While the auto on show was last year's wheels decked out in the new livery with the new vehicle (officially called the R.S. 19) to turn its first laps in anger when testing begins in Spain early next week.
The team pulled off a big coup by luring Ricciardo on a two-year deal after he opted to quit Red Bull.
"I was aware when I signed the deal here that it was very realistic that they [Red Bull] are going to be, come Melbourne, they are going to be in front", he told Motorsport at the unveiling of the new Renault R.S.19.
Ricciardo was making his first appearance in Renault colours on Tuesday as he, and team-mate Nico Hulkenberg, took the wraps off their new auto at the French team's headquarters in Enstone, Oxfordshire.
However, it didn't happen as he eventually signed with the France-based constructor in August previous year.
Embattled Duke rallies from 23 down to beat Louisville
The threes the Duke Blue Devils kept making against Virginia were nowhere to be found against the Louisville Cardinals . This season, Duke sits at 22-2 on the season after last night's win over Louisville.
Six California officers shot man as he woke in his auto
McCoy's death follows multiple incidents involving Vallejo PD's poor, and sometimes brutal, treatment of its Black residents. The two officers did not try to wake him but called for back-up and planned to quietly take the weapon from the auto .
Gareth Bale Faces Suspension Over Goal Celebration Against Atletico Madrid
The movement, known as the "sleeve-cutter", goes against La Liga's recent intentions to cut out offensive goal celebrations. It is not likely to see him get the ban for 12 games, but it is plausible to see him sit out for the next few games.
Renault has plenty to prove in 2019 as it bids to break away from the midfield and make serious ground on F1's top three.
Daniel Ricciardo was snapped in a Renault race suit for the first time last week and will be eager to beat his old team this season.
"We go into this season aiming to keep this strong and measured momentum", stated Abiteboul. I definitely had to take a medium term approach.
"I think next year we will have to be a bit more conservative because it's not performance it's also reliability". "We do not target X or Y position or a number of points: what I want to see is that the team continues its positive trajectory". "I'm here to do a job on track and drive as fast as possible, but I would like to bring the team energy". However, there are a few minor changes in the livery as compared to 2018. "I want to be part of this progression to score podiums in yellow". The difference will be a more mature person.
Australian Ricciardo has joined Renault from Red Bull, and he says his mission now is to show that it is a "serious" move with the aim of eventually winning a title.
"People are looking forward to having me on board and I think Nico and myself will be a really good pairing to push the team onto the next step".