POLL: Should Ricciardo look beyond Red Bull?

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo

Fresh doubt has been cast over Daniel Ricciardo’s future at Red Bull following the team’s disaster in the Monaco Grand Prix.

A bungled pitstop proved the second consecutive race in which a team error has cost Ricciardo victory following a strategic miscue in Spain two weeks ago.

The usually chipper Australian could not hide his frustration in the wake of the latest blunder, refusing to listen to the team’s attempts at an explanation before publicly lamenting that they’d “screwed” his race.

Friction between the parties comes amid continued uncertainty over the driver’s position with the team beyond 2016.

Although staying with Red Bull appears the 26-year-old’s best bet, Ricciardo’s speed and growing experience makes him a potential target for all teams with out-of-contract drivers, including Ferrari.

Red Bull has already promoted its teenage sensation, Max Verstappen, to its second seat, with the Dutchman benefitting from Ricciardo’s Spanish misfortune to take a maiden Grand Prix win.

What do you think? Should Daniel Ricciardo look beyond Red Bull Racing for 2017?

Cast your vote below on this week’s Pirtek Poll.

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