Max Verstappen ready for title fight - Christian Horner

Max Verstappen ready for title fight - Christian Horner

Max Verstappen ready for title fight - Christian Horner

Daniel Ricciardo has clarified the comments he made about not contesting the last two races of 2018 due to his "cursed" Red Bull auto, insisting he will drive in Brazil and Abu Dhabi.

Verstappen is on a stellar run of form now and claimed an impressive victory at the Mexican Grand Prix, 24 hours after he had missed out on beating Sebastian Vettel's record for youngest ever pole-sitter.

Max Verstappen was powered to victory in Mexico by anger. In the heat of the moment, speaking to TV crews after the race, he said he didn't "see the point doing the next two races"...

Since that announcement, though, things have not been going too well for the Aussie, who has failed to finish in three of the races since the summer break.

"I haven't had a clean race or weekend in so long", he continued.

"First one's first", he continued, "I will be doing the last two races, that's what I'm about, it aint about that other life".

Mexican official says there's an election link to caravan
The French news agency reports the group was in the Mexican town of Tapachula, about 1,850 kilometers from McAllen, on Tuesday. He again claimed the group of mostly impoverished Central Americans slowly moving toward the "a risky group of people".

Pep Guardiola Tottenham proved me wrong they're not the Harry Kane team
They are a young team with a good 'keeper and a good striker so they have everything to be there", he added. It puts me in the best of myself when I listen - it's a masterpiece", he told the Spanish reporter.

Chelsea 'embarrassed' over melee involving Jose Mourinho and Marco Ianni
Anthony Martial has played down talk of a rift with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho after scoring twice against Chelsea . What happened? Substitute Ross Barkley was well placed to score Chelsea's equaliser in the 96th minute.

"Cursed." That's how Daniel Ricciardo described his Red Bull RB14 after suffering his seventh mechanically-related DNF of the season in Mexico. "I don't have any more words".

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is confident Max Verstappen is ready to fight for the drivers' championship if given the vehicle to do so.

"I was not really happy myself, but I spoke to (Max) before bedtime", Verstappen told Ziggo Sport.

'So I will be there - just needed a few days off really.

"We're obviously hopeful that the Honda, with the progress they're making, will put us into a situation where we're more regularly able to compete". Verstappen was clearly frustrated at the time, knocking over the second place marker he was required to park behind when he came to a halt on the grid, and his father said his son was still furious later that evening.

"You can understand his frustration and hope that this dark cloud that's following around lifts for the final two races".

Related news