RED BULL FEARED RICCIARDO WOULD RETIRE

Red Bull principal Christian Horner says the team was seriously concerned that the gearbox on Daniel Ricciardo’s RB13 could expire midway through Formula 1’s Singapore Grand Prix.

Ricciardo avoided opening-lap mayhem to slot in second behind Lewis Hamilton, but while Red Bull looked considerably faster than Mercedes for most of the weekend, the Australian couldn’t mount a victory challenge.
Horner revealed after the race that Red Bull feared Ricciardo would not even finish the race due to a gearbox problem.
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