Christian Horner: This is when Daniel Ricciardo chose to leave Red Bull

Red Bull advisor accuses Daniel Ricciardo of deceiving team

Alonso, who is to leave Formula 1 at the end of 2018, revealed to Sky F1 he had been offered Daniel Ricciardo's seat after the Australian opted to join Renault next season.

Red Bull subsequently promoted Pierre Gasly from their sister team, Toro Rosso, to partner Max Verstappen next term.

The Red Bull driving line-up kingmaker has opened up on his team's seismic moves since the start of the summer break, which began with a bang when Ricciardo's two-year deal with Renault was announced.

Ricciardo's sudden refusal of a new deal left Red Bull scrambling for a new driver for next season. However, Team Principal Christian Horner quickly shot down those rumors and said that Alonso tends to bring "chaos" with him wherever he goes. Which you can understand from a promoter's point of view: Fernando Alonso is a great asset to Formula 1; if he could be in a competitive auto I'm sure they would prefer him staying than pursuing his triple crown.

"This has all led us to consider bringing in two Red Bull drivers to Super Formula next season".

"I felt at times my enjoyment of the sport was becoming a little bit dulled-down and a bit numb at times".

"The triple crown is something I have been saying for a couple of months now, or years - that to be best driver in the world, there are two possibilities, winning eight world championships in F1, which is unlikely now for me, or second is to master different series and different cars".

"On Thursday afternoon I got a call".

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"In Hungary, he told (Red Bull owner) Mr (Dietrich) Mateschitz and me that he was OK with everything and that he was going to sign during the test on Tuesday". We know him well from his test and reserve times with us at Red Bull, the time that he's had in the vehicle. "The routine is something I felt was, I don't want to say getting the best of me, but it was clearly affecting me".

"To be clear, there was no falling out, no bad blood with anyone in the team, with the bosses, or anyone at all", Ricciardo said. "For me it's bye-bye, but who knows in the future?" Not easy to make and not easy to break to for the team, but personally within myself I feel it's a good thing for me. "It's what I will try to find in 2019".

"Once I made that decision and pulled the trigger I felt comfortable with it and it feels right for next year ..."

"There was back and forth over the last few months".

"Right now, I am thinking that it's a goodbye", Alonso said at Spa.

"It wasn't easy. There were a lot of factors and variables I had to weigh up in my mind".

"And the F1 we're seeing now was maybe not the F1 I dreamed of as a kid or when I joined in 2001. We are adults.' Then he said: 'I'm going to Renault'".

Rather be frustrated at how the situation played out, the Red Bull boss insists he understood Ricciardo's decision, although it took some time for him to believe it.

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