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The F1 drivers' half-term report
Red Bull: Win was on the cards
Red Bull reckoned a win at the Hungarian GP was on the cards for Daniel Ricciardo but for his late collision with Nico Rosberg's Mercedes in Sunday’s race.
‘No Renault upgrade until Sochi’
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says Renault won’t spend any tokens on power unit upgrades until October’s Russian GP, meaning Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat must try and get through the next five races with their current power units without further penalties.
Horner: We could've been third
Christian Horner believes Red Bull could have finished on the podium at the British GP had Daniil Kvyat not spun on his in-lap as the rain started to fall.
Massa: We're behind Red Bull
Felipe Massa admits Williams are behind Red Bull after the opening day of running ahead of the British GP at Silverstone.
Horner defends Mateschitz
Christian Horner said he hopes Dietrich Mateschitz can “re-engage” with Formula 1 after the Red Bull co-owner gave an interview in which he admitted his motivation to stay in the sport is waning.
'No Renault upgrades until Belgium'
It looks as though Red Bull’s struggle with their collective “will and motivation” will have to continue for the coming races at least, as Sky Sports F1 understands that Renault will not introduce significant engine upgrades until after the summer break.
Ricciardo: Frustration building
Daniel Ricciardo says he understands the “frustration” Red Bull co-owner Dietrich Mateschitz feels at his team’s current predicament.
Kvyat impresses in Monaco
Martin Brundle was impressed with Daniil Kvyat’s performance in Monaco after the Russian finished fourth to record the best result of his Formula 1 career.
Ricciardo rues miscommunication
Daniel Ricciardo reckons he could have started the Monaco GP third on the grid ahead of Sebastian Vettel but for a miscommunication with his Red Bull team in qualifying.
Kvyat has the 'champion gene'
Toro Rosso chief Franz Tost has backed his former driver Daniil Kvyat to come good at Red Bull, insisting the Russian has the “champion gene”.
Marko denies Red Bull exit talk
Red Bull motorsport advisor Dr Helmut Marko has dismissed reports quoting him as saying they’d pull out of F1 if Renault’s engine remained uncompetitive and they couldn’t alternatively link up with Audi.
Horner writes off season
After watching Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat get lapped by Spanish GP winner Nico Rosberg, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has written off their challenge for the season.
Kvyat: Glitches holding me back
Daniil Kvyat believes he hasn't yet had the chance to show what he's capable of since joining Red Bull after blaming “energy” problems on his RB11 for his Q1 exit in Bahrain.
Renault: Cars at risk of DNF
Renault admit both Red Bulls and both Toro Rossos are at risk of suffering the same failure that ended Max Verstappen’s Chinese GP this weekend in Bahrain.
‘Ferrari win gives Renault hope’
Renault Sport F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul says Ferrari’s victory in the Malaysia GP has given the French manufacturer hope that it might also close the gap to Mercedes.
Ricciardo: Frustration to blame
Daniel Ricciardo has blamed the war of words between Red Bull and Renault on “frustration” and called on them to pull together and improve their competitiveness, starting in Malaysia this weekend.
Ricciardo feeling optimistic
Daniel Ricciardo hopes Red Bull can have a much "smoother" race in next week’s Malaysia GP after their difficulties in Melbourne.
Horner: Renault going backwards
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has aimed strong words at Renault after their disappointing start to the season in Australia, saying that progress is going backwards.
Kvyat focused ahead of RBR debut
Daniil Kvyat says he has “no expectations” ahead of his Red Bull debut at the Australian GP although he thinks his new team's latest car “looks promising”.