“The individuals within the business would have appreciated him to [stay]. I am nonetheless fairly near Pink Bull.
“I’ve had the odd dinner with Daniel. He is aware of the place my place is on this – it hasn’t modified.
“I might have beloved him to remain at Pink Bull.”
Ricciardo reduce ties with Pink Bull on the finish of an underwhelming 2018 F1 season during which the ever-smiling Australian had little to smile about, ending a distant sixth within the standings with simply two wins.
He hyperlinks with Nico Hulkenberg who positioned seventh total after lacking the rostrum totally this 12 months.
The 29-year-old Ricciardo has talked up the possibilities of his new outfit catching F1’s “large three” subsequent 12 months after Renualt completed fourth within the constructors’ championship, a distant 297 factors shy of third-placed Pink Bull.
Webber, who was changed by Ricciardo at Pink Bull in 2014, mentioned the favored Australian would style success along with his new group however must wait at the very least a 12 months to savour it.
“I believe the funding and the backing and with Honda coming, I do not assume they will be extremely sturdy subsequent 12 months,” he mentioned.
“However by 2020, I believe they may very well be a really particular outfit to be with once more.
“To get the outcomes that Pink Bull are going to get subsequent 12 months goes to be difficult for him to say the least.
“Renault … need price range caps, head rely caps, they need all kind of decreases in salaries throughout the board to get the parity of the game up there.
“I believe whenever you’ve simply arrived there as a driver, and you’ve got a group that is giving that kind of place, that is a priority.”