Ricciardo questions Red Bull future

13 September 2017 21:19:52 GMTPlus10

Daniel Ricciardo has revealed he could move on to pastures new if Red Bull can’t provide with a car that can help him challenge for a world title.

The 29-year-old has come through the ranks at Red Bull having previously driven for their sister team Toro Rosso.

However the Australian has grown frustrated at the lack of progress with the Milton Keynes-based outfit and the racer will consider his options if he continues to lag behind the likes of Mercedes and Ferrari.

"I went through that impatient phase for sure, and I am still bordering that - because I don't want to leave F1 without a championship," he told Autosport.

"At least right now, I still believe I can do that, absolutely. I am looking for it - sooner rather than later.

"I thought we would be in with a really good shot this year, but it hasn't turned out like that. It really needs to happen with Red Bull next year - at least from my point of view.

"I've been here for quite a few years now and I think next year we need to make a bigger step next year than we did this year, to really convince me that I can win with them."

He added: "I have got decisions to make once my Red Bull contract is up. It is the first time in my professional career that I've been a free agent.

"I've been with Red Bull since the start and it has been awesome. But it is up to them as well if they would want to continue, and then it is a decision where I think it will be best."

Ricciardo is 2/5 to podium finish at the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend, while the Aussie is 9/2 to claim a shock victory.

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