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Ricciardo’s World Championship is over, by his own account

Daniel Ricciardo claimed back in Germany that he’d need a win in this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix if he was to keep his World Championship hopes alive.

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Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo (Image coutesy of Red Bull Racing).

Daniel Ricciardo’s World Championship challenge appears to be over, according to the Australian himself.

Ricciardo was asked by Sky Sports F1 at last week’s German Gand Prix if he could win the 2018 World Drivers Championship – to which he said a win in Hungary would be key to keeping the dream alive.

That now looks unlikely as a rain-affected Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying session left him to start Sunday’s race from P16, with the Hungaroring known for being difficult to overtake.

Ricciardo, however, has won in Hungary before, taking top honours in 2014 after starting in P4…

Steven Walton is an 18-year-old Journalism Student at the Ara Institute of Canterbury. He previously attended St Andrew's College in Christchurch, where he excelled at History and Classical Studies. Steven is the Editor-in-Chief at Green Flag F1 and spends most of his days living, breathing, and immersing in the Formula 1 world.

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