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Marko: Ricciardo bet me that Mercedes would let Bottas go

Daniel Ricciardo ditching Red Bull for Renault was a huge Formula 1 story last year and, now, for the first time, Helmut Marko has revealed how negotiations proceeded and how they ultimately failed to keep the Australian in the bullpen. With Max Verstappen ‘owning' the higher ground at Red Bull, their once blue-eyed-boy Ricciardo decided it was worth the risk of moving to Renault as the energy drinks outfit gamble on Honda this year. It was a big call for his career, moving from proven winners in Red Bull to Renault whose boss has talked the talk for years but delivered little relative to what the other works teams are achieving on track. After four rounds in this year's...
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