Ricciardo joined from Renault at the end of 2020 but, despite winning last year’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza in a one-two finish, he has struggled to match British team mate Lando Norris’s performance.
Ricciardo, one of the sport’s biggest and most popular personalities, said he would look back with a smile and had learned things at McLaren that would help him for the next step in his career and life in general.
“From a results point of view, to consistently get the results in that form that I was after, it wasn’t always there and made some weekends tough. I felt those absolutely. But I also have many happy memories of my time at the team,” he said.