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Formula One: Daniel Ricciardo livid after seventh retirement at US Grand Prix

Following footage of Daniel leaving his vehicle emerging, you could tell this wasn't how the Australian wanted to finish his stint with Red Bull.

Ricciardo, 29, retired while running fourth in the race when his vehicle shut down just eight laps into the event.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says it is "ironic" that Daniel Ricciardo keeps suffering Renault-related issues following his retirement from the United States Grand Prix.

"For Daniel, having started the race strongly and looking so competitive it was hugely frustrating to lose him so early on with what looks like a repeat issue of Bahrain, where the engine energy store is suspected to have failed terminally", said Horner.

The Dutchman had a troubled start to this year as a spate of crashes and clashes left him facing criticisms about over-driving and a lack of maturity.

And his woes will continue, predicts Marko, with Ricciardo not getting a break from the Renault engine which has scuppered any plans for a title challenge in his final year at Red Bull.

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The Health Department didn't release the ages of the victims or address the severity of the illness in the other dozen cases. The facility notified the state's health department of respiratory illnesses October 9.

However, Ricciardo's current teammate Max Verstappen has revealed that following his angry reactions to this weekend's mechanical failure, some "jokes" have been made about him within the Red Bull garage. "He's taken out his frustration in his room by putting his fist through the wall which you can totally relate to".

Horner was delighted with Verstappen's performance.

"I think really since Montreal (in June), he has driven some brilliant races", Horner told Autosport.

"Hopefully we've got enough components in our [engine] pool for him not to take a penalty [next weekend in Mexico]". "He knows we're doing everything we can, it's just one of those things".

The Australian has experienced some relative success this season, winning two Grands Prix in Monaco and China respectively. "We won it well previous year, a really dominant win for us [with Verstappen]". I'm sure it only made him stronger.

Max Verstappen too has had his fair share of issues in 2018, retiring four times overall.

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