When Daniel Ricciardo made the tough decision to leave Renault, he found himself asking a key question, one which left him with an answer that it “hurts” him to say.

Back in May it was made official he would be joining McLaren and then team boss Cyril Abiteboul took a shot at the 31-year old without even mentioning his name.

In a statement confirming the switch, Abiteboul emphasised the need for “reciprocated confidence, unity and commitment” in the industry, calling them “critical values.”

He did not explicitly mention Ricciardo but tensions clearly lingered over his decision.

Now in the Netflix docuseries ‘Formula 1: Drive to Survive’, Ricciardo has revealed the question he asked himself that helped bring clarity to his decision.