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Sunday, 28 October 2018

Ricciardo fumes after Mexican heartbreak


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Australian Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo admits he feels “helpless” following his eighth retirement of the season, saying the “car’s cursed” and “I don’t see the point of doing the next two races.”

Ricciardo started from pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix, and was fighting with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel for second place late in the race, when he was forced to retire.

It robbed the Aussie of a podium finish, which would have been just his third this season, and his first since winning the Monaco Grand Prix in May.

“I don't think 'frustration' is the word anymore,” Ricciardo said after the race.

“Everything feels hopeless.

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

“I haven't had a clean race or weekend in so long. I'm not superstitious or any of this bull----, but the car's cursed. I don't have any more words.”

Ricciardo, who has already announced he’s leaving Red Bull for Renault in 2019, had a poor start from pole and was third at the end of the opening lap, behind teammate Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.

With Pierre Gasly set to take over alongside Verstappen next season, Ricciardo suggested the Frenchman was welcome to take over a couple of races early.

“Helpless I think is the best word. Even today, the starts have been good all weekend, the practice starts, and for the race start, it's all over the place.

“Just things are happening on Sunday which I've got no more explanation for. The car... I'll let Gasly drive it, I'm done with it.”

Team boss Christian Horner told SkySports F1 it appeared a hydraulics failure was the cause of the Australian’s retirement.

“We need to get the car back, but you can see the smoke come out of the back of the car, 10 laps from the end,” he said.

“Just gutting for him because he had driven a great race on old tyres, holding off Sebastian before that tell-tale sign of smoke. All we could do was retire the car.”

Australian Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo admits he feels “helpless” following his eighth retirement of the season, saying the “car’s cursed” and “I don’t see the point of doing the next two races.”

Ricciardo started from pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix, and was fighting with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel for second place late in the race, when he was forced to retire.

It robbed the Aussie of a podium finish, which would have been just his third this season, and his first since winning the Monaco Grand Prix in May.

“I don't think 'frustration' is the word anymore,” Ricciardo said after the race.

“Everything feels hopeless.

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

“I haven't had a clean race or weekend in so long. I'm not superstitious or any of this bull----, but the car's cursed. I don't have any more words.”

Ricciardo, who has already announced he’s leaving Red Bull for Renault in 2019, had a poor start from pole and was third at the end of the opening lap, behind teammate Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.

With Pierre Gasly set to take over alongside Verstappen next season, Ricciardo suggested the Frenchman was welcome to take over a couple of races early.

“Helpless I think is the best word. Even today, the starts have been good all weekend, the practice starts, and for the race start, it's all over the place.

“Just things are happening on Sunday which I've got no more explanation for. The car... I'll let Gasly drive it, I'm done with it.”

Team boss Christian Horner told SkySports F1 it appeared a hydraulics failure was the cause of the Australian’s retirement.

“We need to get the car back, but you can see the smoke come out of the back of the car, 10 laps from the end,” he said.

“Just gutting for him because he had driven a great race on old tyres, holding off Sebastian before that tell-tale sign of smoke. All we could do was retire the car.”

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