Aussie F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo blows up after race fail

Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing

The Dutchman endured a disappointing first few months of the season and across the first six races was involved in at least one incident each weekend that cost him, and others, dearly.

Regarding this issue, Red Bull team boss Chris Horner had this to say: "It's ironic that it always happens on his vehicle".

Ricciardo has two victories this season, last winning in Monaco, but hasn't stepped on the podium apart from that.

Red Bull, however, will switch to Honda power units next year and Marko thinks that will put the team on the correct trajectory for Max Verstappen to win the Drivers' Championship in 2019 - something which will only add to the frustration of Ricciardo.

F1 NICE guy Daniel Ricciardo suffered his seventh retirement of the season at the US Grand Prix at the weekend - and took out his frustrations by punching a wall, his boss has admitted.

"It was a crying shame for Daniel and I feel so sorry for him".

Daniel Ricciardo is leaving Red Bull and will be replaced by Pierre Gasly, but top team official Marko thinks the team remains in great hands.

"You can't blame him, the frustration that is in him", he said.

"I'm sure [Ricciardo] will be having a word with his future employers about it - it's so frustrating to keep losing him from races at the moment", Horner said.

"I hope no more penalties, we should have enough components for him not to. He knows we're doing everything we can, it's just one of those things".

Ricciardo will race just three more times before his tumultuous partnership with Red Bull ends and he joins Renault, where he will earn three times his current salary. It was the other way round a year ago with Max but as Renault's premier driver I think you wouldn't expect these issues to be happening.

"It [finishing second] was a bit unexpected but we had a good start", he said.

Max Verstappen too has had his fair share of issues in 2018, retiring four times overall. It was the other way around previous year with Max.

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