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2016-09-23 06:20

GONE AND GONE: Daniel Ricciardo believes his best chance of victory in 2016 came and gone at the Singapore GP. Image: AFP / Anthony Wallace

London - Daniel Ricciardo has admitted his last chance of winning a race may have come and gone in Singapore.

The Australian was famously gutted earlier this year when a team error cost him victory in Monaco, and on the similar Singapore street layout last Sunday (September 18), he only narrowly missed victory in a duel against Mercedes' Nico Rosberg.

Second sure-win gone

Ricciardo told the French magazine Auto Hebdo: "This is not the first time victory has narrowly escaped us this year. We've been close but I can't be too disappointed. I think we ran Mercedes close last weekend.

"We tried a strategic move in the end and missed it by a breath, but it was fun."

READ: 2016 Singapore GP - Rosberg holds off Ricciardo to seize F1 lead

Ricciardo claims he is not giving up on 2016, but acknowledges that Singapore was definitely Red Bull's last big chance of beating the silver cars.

Ricciardo said: "I'm all about 2016. I want a victory by the end of the season. In the dry, it (Singapore) was probably our last chance. But if the rain comes when we want it, it could still work out."

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