Ric­cia­rdo: I should have won more

7 Days in Dubai - - SPORT -

Red Bull driver Daniel Ric­cia­rdo be­lieves he should have more to show from his For­mula One ca­reer - just days af­ter miss­ing out on vic­tory at the Monaco Grand Prix.

De­spite claim­ing pole po­si­tion in Monaco, the Aus­tralian had to en­dure a lengthy fi­nal pit stop, which saw him even­tu­ally fin­ish sec­ond be­hind Lewis Hamil­ton in Sun­day’s race.

And at the Span­ish Grand Prix Ric­cia­rdo had led for 30 laps be­fore slip­ping to fourth. He then had to watch on as team-mate Max Ver­stap­pen cel­e­brated his maiden vic­tory.

The sec­ond place fin­ish in Monaco was only Ric­cia­rdo’s third podium fin­ish in the pre­vi­ous 27 grands prix and he has not won a race since 2014 - it’s a con­cern for the 26-year-old.

“I’ve had my head held high all sea­son,” Ric­cia­rdo told Sky Sports.

“Part of the frus­trat­ing thing is that I re­ally do be­lieve, and I’ve be­lieved it for a long time - I don’t want to say it be­cause it’s ar­ro­gant - but I be­lieve a lot in my abil­ity, let’s just say that. And I should be get­ting more re­warded.

“I’m 27 very soon and I don’t even have any­thing close to a world ti­tle and I be­lieve I should have some­thing like that very soon.”

Ric­cia­rdo’s fu­ture at Red Bull has also been ques­tioned. He has a con­tract un­til 2018 but there is spec­u­la­tion that he may be in line for a seat at Fer­rari when Kimi Raikko­nen leaves.

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