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Horner thought Ricciardo departure was a joke

Daniel Ricciardo and Christian Horner Christian Horner has admitted that he thought Daniel Ricciardo was playing a joke on him when delivering the news that he'd leave the team at the end of the season. Having been widely expected to remain with Red Bull, Ricciardo shocked the Formula 1 paddock last week when it was confirmed that he'd join Renault for 2019. It was a move so unexpected that even Horner took a moment to realise the Australian wasn't joking. “I thought he was winding me up to be honest with you,” Horner told the Formula 1 podcast. “He rang me to say I’m going to Renault. I said ‘You what? Is this a wind-up for the summer holidays?’ But it then became very clear...
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