Daniel Ricciardo is ready to stay at McLaren for the foreseeable future after making the switch from Renault, and the Australian is hopeful he can fight for a world title as soon as next season.
The 31-year-old spent five seasons with Red Bull from 2014 to 2018 before leaving for Renault. Although Ricciardo managed to take home two podiums in 2020, it wasn't enough to keep him with the French outfit as he opted to leave after just two seasons in order to drive for the resurgent McLaren team.
Ricciardo admits switching teams isn't something he wants to continue doing, and he's hoping he can achieve his ultimate goal of fighting for a world championship in 2022 with McLaren.
"I've obviously done a bit of moving around the last few years, and it's not something I want to continue to do or plan on doing," Ricciardo told Formula1.com. "It's stressful and it's actually hard work.
"So I do really feel like this team's already laid out a very nice foundation and if I can, let's say build on what I already see that they've got and personally achieve my goals here, then I think we can fight for a world title. Hopefully already as soon as next year."
McLaren are no strangers to success having won eight constructors' titles and 12 drivers' titles, and that history and prestige isn't lost on Ricciardo.
"The MTC [McLaren Technology Centre] where McLaren are based in Woking, it's pretty phenomenal to walk in there and just see the place," he added. "It's pretty mind blowing.
"To see all the cars, the history and the trophy cabinets. There's a lot, obviously none with my name yet so that's the plan."