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Ricciardo's clear warning on Red Bull future

But, while Red Bull - who had been expected to be Mercedes' closest challengers this season - have made progress after a slow start to the year, Ricciardo feels the form they showed in Singapore is a one-off for now.

Ricciardo is out of contract at the end of 2018 and has already delivered an ultimatum to Red Bull that he needs to be challenging for world titles, otherwise he will leave.

"Our partnership with Aston Martin continues to thrive and there will be further developments in this regard", said Horner.

"Hopefully we will know [about the new regulations] by the end of the year".

Britain's most successful Formula One team have failed to win a race since 2012 and are a long way from challenging Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull. Honda is tipped to hook up with Toro Rosso, Red Bull's junior partner.

However, finally weary of the constant criticism, and probably aware of Red Bull's potential switch to Honda in 2019, Renault is to pull the plug, ending its 11 year relationship with the Austrian outfit.

The team currently run Renault engines under Tag Heuer branding. Aston is looking at the US market for future growth.

The Milton Keynes-based outfit went into the weekend with their sights set squarely on victory, as the tight twists of the 23-turn Marina Bay street circuit played to their strengths.

"So Daniel had instructions to start managing that, and he had to sacrifice laptime from doing that".

The related moves, if confirmed, could have wide implications for the cars' competitiveness, and for their drivers.

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"I want an opportunity to be able to win week in and week out, while I believe I am still at the top".

"The really interesting thing is that for McLaren come 2021 they may also do their own engine".

"We like the sport and we are a company that aspires to be as valuable as Ferrari".

Ricciardo did just that, finishing second on the day.

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