Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo is expecting to be starting near the rear end of the grid at this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix due to a DNF at the US Grand Prix last weekend.
The Australian’s RB13 suffered an engine failure, which lead him to park the car on the grass on Lap 14.
Whilst the premature end to Ricciardo’s race cost him points and perhaps a podium, the consequences could affect his race this weekend as well.
“I think we’ll probably have to take a penalty which means that I will start at the back in Mexico,” Ricciardo said.
“I’ll do my best to try and charge through the field and you’ll hopefully see more of today in Mexico.”
Red Bull have been the receivers of bad luck for the majority of 2017, with Max Verstappen suffering from unreliability during the early stages of the season.
Although Red Bull are currently sitting firmly in 3rd in the Constructor’s Championship, these bouts of bad luck have affected the drivers, especially Verstappen, who is currently sitting 6th in the Driver’s Championship.
The 2017 season continues in Mexico, with the Mexican Grand Prix taking place on 27-29 October.