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Daniel Ricciardo expects pre-race warning from Christian Horner on Sunday morning

Daniel Ricciardo expects pre-race warning from Christian Horner on Sunday morning

Following Red Bull's double DNF in Baku, the result of Verstappen making a double move to block Daniel Ricciardo, Horner said that he felt the Dutchman was a bit too "over eager" this season.

Daniel Ricciardo says that Aston Martin Red Bull Racing must find consistency to match the potential of the RB14.

Ricciardo sits fifth in the Drivers' Championship, 48 points behind leader Hamilton.

"He's had a hard start to the season, so starting a new chapter in Europe I think will really settle him and send him on his way".

"I didn't really know what to expect", he told reporters afterwards. "Friday's paint one picture but you're never sure what is going to happen", he claimed.

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"Q3 I think we both put in a strong lap on the supers (super softs), which wasn't, I don't think was our preferred tire".

"It is a little bit disheartening as I don't really know what I could have done more with what we have".

"And together with my final lap I couldn't continue after Turn 1 as I had a moment there, so the gap is probably a bit bigger than it should be". "So it's even harder for us because we lose even more speed because of the friction from the tyres so we just lose more top speed". "We don't have that power mode". It's just all a bit more painful for us.

Verstappen said Red Bull is suffering as all cars get faster with development because its normal advantage in corners is reduced as more of them get closer to full throttle for more teams.

The 28-year-old has finished just three of the races, forced into retirement in both Bahrain and Azerbaijan - the latter of which was a result of a collision with Verstappen - but he's recorded the fastest lap time in each of the three he finished. So I hope from now onwards, it just goes in that direction, because I don't think I need to do anything different. "At the end of the day, it has brought me to where I am so I can't really complain about that". I didn't think the auto felt too bad. I don't think we're necessarily struggling in the front or the rear but overall downforce is always good.