The Formula One driver merry-go-round has continued to spin this week and we now know that Daniel Ricciardo will race for McLaren in the 2021 season. 

The Australian will replace Carlos Sainz, who in turn will move to Ferrari to replace the outgoing Sebastian Vettel. Ricciardo made his F1 debut in 2011 for HRT and has since driven for Toro Rosso, Red Bull and Renault during his time in the Formula One paddock.

Ricciardo was previously a race winner at Red Bull, but his time at Renault has seen him struggle to even fight for a podium since joining the French manufacturer.

Therefore, the Australian will be looking to get back to the front when he joins McLaren for the 2021 season.

We’ve taken a look at how other drivers have performed in their first seasons for McLaren to see the standards that have been set for the Aussie star.