Sky Sports are reporting that Red Bull boss Christian Horner has written off his team's chances in the next two races of the season.
Riccardo has recorded both of Red Bull's wins this season, winning in both Canada and Hungary.
Horner writes off Red Bull chances
Christian Horner has admitted that Red Bull will only be able to rival Merccedes in the third race after the summer break in Singapore.
Horner told Sky Sports: "Singapore has to be the next golden opportunity" for the team second in the Constructers Championship, describing how they will be in "damage limitation in the next two races" citing that teams Williams, McLaren and Mercedes will be quick in the next two races in Belgium and Spain.
Riccardo hopes for an interesting race at Spa
However Hungarian Grand Prix winner Daniel Riccardo hopes that the unpredictability of the race in Belgium will make the race interesting, telling Sky Sports “I think that in pure dry conditions, Mercedes still have a pretty significant edge on everyone else.
“Spa, it’s a pretty good place to start the second half of the year. Maybe the weather and the changes they have there could create something exciting.”
Red Bull are currently 175 points behind Mercedes in second in the Constructors Championship. Riccardo sits in third place in the Drivers' Championship, 71 points behind leader Nico Rosberg on 131 points.