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Ricciardo has not had the best of luck recently.

Daniel Ricciardo has now clarified his comments made after Mexico Grand Prix

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With the Formula One Drivers' Championship once again being won by British racing superstar Lewis Hamilton, and with Mercedes likely to win the Constructors' Championship, it already feels like the F1 2018 season is over.

However, we do still have two more races left of the season, despite the fact that some drivers wish it was already over.

Australian star Daniel Ricciardo sent shockwaves through the paddock earlier in the season when he announced that he would be leaving Red Bull and making the move over to Renault next season.

Since that announcement, though, things have not been going too well for the Aussie, who has failed to finish in three of the races since the summer break.

Following his latest retirement at the Mexico Grand Prix, the 29-year-old slammed his Red Bull car and suggested that he was not even going to bother turning up for the last two races of the season, in Brazil and Abu Dhabi.

Ricciardo moaned: "I don't think 'frustration' is the word anymore. Everything feels hopeless. You know, honestly, now where I am, I don't see the point of coming on Sunday, I don't see the point of doing the next two races.

"I haven't had a clean race or weekend in so long. I'm not superstitious or any of this bullshit, but... the car's cursed. I don't have any more words.

"Things are happening on Sundays which I've got no more explanation for. The car... I'll let Gasly drive it, I'm done with it."

Now, though, it seems that Daniel has taken some time to think about his actions and has come to his senses, doing a complete U-turn and confirming that he will indeed be on the grid to take part in his final two races as a Red Bull driver.

F1 Grand Prix of Mexico

Ricciardo took to his social media accounts to say: "What's going on social world, just wanted to say G'day... and firstly address a few things from Mexico.

"First one's first. I will be doing the last two races, that's what I'm about, it aint about that other life.

"So, yeh... it's been about massive highs and lows this year, more lows unfortunately.

"It's been frustrating, I won't lie, but I owe it to myself and to all the guys that work their butts off, to give it two more cracks before we see each other off.

"So I will be there, and... Yeh, just needed a few days off really. It feels good."

It will be great to see Ricciardo seeing out the rest of his Red Bull contract in the right way and we hope that the Aussie star can find the luck that has been deserting him in recent races.

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