Ricciardo Wants Nothing to Do with Red Bull

October 29, 2018 1:10 pm

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo says he “doesn’t see the point in doing the next two races” after he suffered another car failure, this time at the Mexican Grand Prix.

Ricciardo entered the weekend having suffered seven retirements from races this season, as well as having had several other Grands Prix affected by reliability setbacks.

Ricciardo beat Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen to pole position but relinquished his advantage with a slow getaway, and dropped to third, behind the Dutchman and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.

He ultimately overhauled Hamilton and was undertaking a one-stop strategy in a bid to keep two-stopping Sebastian Vettel at bay.

But nine laps from home a puff of smoke was emitted from his RB14 as he entered the Foro Sol section and on the next lap he pulled to the side of the track.

Daniel Ricciardo

“I don’t even think frustration’s a word anymore, everything just feels hopeless,” Ricciardo told TV crew after the race.

“I honestly don’t now, where I am, I honestly don’t see the point of coming on Sunday, I don’t see the point in doing the next two races.

“I haven’t had a clean race, weekend, in so long.

“I’m not superstitious or any of this bullshit but the car’s cursed… it won’t… I don’t know. No words.”

Ricciardo added: “I don’t know, the car’s… I’ll let [Pierre] Gasly drive it. I’m done with it.”

The Australian, who will leave Red Bull for Renault for 2019, has not finished on the podium since his victory at the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Australian thought that his days of bad luck were over when he bagged pole. However, he should have know that he was enticing Murphy and sure enough, disaster struck.

All Ricciardo has to do is endure the remaining two races and and hopefully get a decent result.

Ricciardo’s stricken car
Dhruv George

Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino. He has been an ardent follower of motorsports sport since 2001, holding Carlos Sainz Jr. and McLaren in high regard.

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