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Daniel Ricciardo to leave Red Bull at the end of the current Formula One season

The 29-year-old Australian has been with the team since 2014 but will now be searching for a new drive

Sport360 staff 2018/08/03

Daniel Ricciardo has told Red Bull he will leave the team at the end of the current Formula One season.

The 29-year-old Australian has been with the team since 2014 but will now be searching for a new drive. Ricciardo has seven F1 race wins to his name having also driven for Red Bull’s sister team Toro Rosso.

Having joined the Red Bull family back in 2008 as a member of the junior team, with whom he won numerous junior titles, Ricciardo made his F1 debut in 2011 at the British Grand Prix.

After two seasons with Toro Rosso, he joined Red Bull in 2014 and as well as his victories, he achieved 29 podium finishes, two pole positions and 904 championship points.

Commenting on Ricciardo’s decision, team principal Christian Horner said: “We fully respect Daniel’s decision to leave Red Bull Racing and we wish him all the best in his future.

Ricciardo will leave Red Bull and Max Verstappen at the end of the season.

“We would like to thank him for his dedication and the role he has played since joining the team in 2014, the highlights of course being the seven wins and the 29 podiums he has achieved so far with us.

“We will now continue to evaluate the numerous options available to us before deciding on which driver partners Max Verstappen for the 2019 season.

“In the meantime, there are still nine races left in 2018 and we are fully focused on maximising every opportunity for Max and Daniel for the remainder of the season.”

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