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Red Bull 'did everything it could' to retain Ricciardo

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says that Daniel Ricciardo's decision to leave the team at the end of 2018 in favour of a move to Renault had come as a complete surprise. He insisted that he and Red Bull motorsports consultant Dr Helmut Marko had done everything possible to keep the Australian at Red Bull next season, but that ultimately there was nothing to be done. "We looked at it and I think we did everything that we possibly could to retain him," Horner told Autosport magazine this month. "I think he just genuinely wanted to take on a new challenge," Horner added. "He actually said this, he did the classic break-up: 'It not you, it's me!'"...
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