Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Daniel Ricciardo, Mercedes Row and More

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Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Daniel Ricciardo, Mercedes Row and More
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Daniel Ricciardo has exceeded expectations so far this season, winning two races and cementing his position in a Red Bull team previously built around four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.

His latest victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix has seen the Australian's confidence rise through the roof, with Ricciardo aiming to steal the world championship from under the noses of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.

The chances of that happening are not as remote as you might think, especially if the Mercedes duo continue to take points from one another as they did at the Hungaroring.

Hamilton's decision to reject the requests of his team to let Rosberg pass, which could have given the German a chance of fighting Ricciardo for victory, was arguably the main talking point of the grand prix.

Mercedes, through Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff, have admitted that the team were wrong to ask their driver to move aside, with the latter suggesting that a change of strategy is required to prevent the situation from recurring during the second half of the campaign.

One man who would have liked a change of strategy is Jenson Button, who was denied a positive result after McLaren made the decision to keep the 2009 world champion on wet tyres on a drying track.

Closing this week's roundup is Christian Horner, who has explained why the imminent departure of Lotus from the Renault family is good news for Red Bull.

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