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Sport Daniel Ricciardo insists no 'bad blood' with Red Bull as Max Verstappen fires shots

05:26  24 august  2018
05:26  24 august  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Daniel Ricciardo has rejected the notion that a falling out led to his decision to leave Red Bull and join Renault from the 2019 Formula One season.

Earlier this month, it was confirmed Ricciardo had signed a two-year deal with his new team, while Pierre Gasly will make the step up from sister outfit Toro Rosso to replace him.

Ricciardo's announcement came as a shock to many, prompting suggestions that all was not well within the Red Bull camp.

Team principal Christian Horner indicated that Ricciardo did not like the prospect of vying for supremacy alongside Max Verstappen - an idea dismissed by the Australian, who insisted all parties were on amicable terms regarding his departure.

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Daniel Ricciardo has rejected the notion that a falling out led to his decision to leave Red Bull and join Renault from the 2019 Formula One season. Team principal Christian Horner indicated that Ricciardo did not like the prospect of vying for supremacy alongside Max Verstappen - an idea

"There was no bad blood or falling out with anyone with the team, with the bosses or anyone at all," he said in Thursday's media conference ahead of this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix.

"There was back and forth over the last few months. In the end [with] the deal we had all come to a happy place with it, in the end it was up to me.

"If there's like 100 variables, really the one that it came down to was me within myself and the way I feel about my desire and motivation within the sport.

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Daniel Ricciardo has rejected the notion that a falling out led to his decision to leave Red Bull and join Renault from the 2019 Formula One season. Team principal Christian Horner indicated that Ricciardo did not like the prospect of vying for supremacy alongside Max Verstappen - an idea

Daniel Ricciardo has rejected the notion that a falling out led to his decision to leave Red Bull and join Renault from the 2019 Formula One season. Team principal Christian Horner indicated that Ricciardo did not like the prospect of vying for supremacy alongside Max Verstappen - an idea

"I feel like I've grown with Red Bull, they've turned me from a little junior driver into a Formula One driver, and I feel it's now time for me to make those next adult steps and move forward."

Ricciardo's decision was motivated by a change of scenery, but former teammate Max Verstappen wasn't having a bar of it.

“If it is a change of scenery, I’m not sure if it’s the best scenery to go to,” Verstappen said.

“Of course everybody has moments in their career where you’re frustrated or you’re not happy with the current situation.

“I think everybody here wants to win races or wants to win championships but sometimes it’s not like that and you have to really be patient and work hard for it.”

Engine not to blame for Ricciardo's retirement .
Red Bull and Renault say Daniel Ricciardo's retirement from the Italian Grand Prix was caused by a suspected problem with his car's clutch, rather than an engine failure.The Australian driver had Renault's new Spec C engine fitted ahead of the weekend, which the French manufacturer said would be worth three tenths of a second in laptime but carried a reliability risk.

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