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Daniel Ricciardo, RB F1 Team
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How Ricciardo's 2024 task for Red Bull F1 promotion is now much harder

OPINION: The off-track stories of the new 2024 Formula 1 season have been stunningly unexpected for Red Bull, but the on-track results for two of its four drivers have also begun with a surprise swing and, if that continues, it might lead to a different 2025 driver line-up than many had predicted

“In an ultra-tight midfield, you fall off very quickly as soon as you don't get everything perfect.”

New RB team principal Laurent Mekies succinctly outlines the serious sum now facing half the Formula 1 grid. For Haas, Williams, Sauber and maybe one day Alpine too, in 2024 they are fighting for whatever Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll might leave available in terms of points, if none of the other frontrunners hit trouble. That they haven’t so far in the new campaign means Haas’s savvy/cynical (delete as you see fit) point via Nico Hulkenberg in Jeddah has the American squad sixth in the constructors’ championship. Those others have none.

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