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Daniel Ricciardo: 2018 F1 form just 'bad luck'

Daniel Ricciardo says that his 2018 results are down to “bad luck”, and stressed that he was never serious about not participating in the final two Grands Prix. Ricciardo has retired from eight races this year, six due to mechanical failure, a substantially higher rate than any other of the front-runners. He has also been struck by failures at other points in the weekend, such as in Japan, where he was forced out in Q2 before recovering to fourth in the race. “I looked at the first six months of last year,” said Ricciardo ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix. “Max [Verstappen] seemed to have most if not all of it. Then the last six months I...
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