Red Bull Racing has confirmed that Daniel Ricciardo will leave the team at the end of 2018 although no announcement has been made as to where he will go.
The 29-year-old Australian had been expected to announce a new deal with Red Bull before the Belgian Grand Prix but he will now part ways with the team that has backed him since 2008.
“We fully respect Daniel’s decision to leave Aston Martin Red Bull Racing,” Said Christian Horner (Red Bull team principal).
“We would like to thank him for his dedication and the role he has played since joining the Team in 2014, the highlights of course being the seven wins and the 29 podiums he has achieved so far with us.”
“We will now continue to evaluate the numerous options available to us before deciding on which driver partners Max Verstappen for the 2019 season. In the meantime, there are still nine races left in 2018 and we are fully focused on maximising every opportunity for Max and Daniel for the remainder of the season.”
Despite no announcement being made on where Ricciardo will end up this comes off the back of rumours he will join Renault which Red Bull will also part ways with in favour of a Honda engine supply.