Red Bull won’t help Ricciardo with team orders

Ricciardo remains Mercedes’ closest title rival with just 50 points between him and Lewis Hamilton and a further 22 behind championship leader Nico Rosberg.

Therefore challenging for the title seems unlikely, but is far from impossible. The Australian has also consistently finished ahead of Vettel and currently has a 60 point advantage over his German counterpart.

That’s not enough for Red Bull to throw their full support behind one driver though according to Horner. “I think that we let the drivers race,” he said. “We trust them that they race hard and wheel-to-wheel extremely fairly.

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