Ricciardo reiterates ‘equality’ call

Date published: September 24 2015

Daniel Ricciardo is adamant it is "still early" to be worried about Red Bull's 2016 engine deal but says he wants "equality" with their supplier.

Set to part ways with Renault at the end of this season, Red Bull have entered talks with Ferrari after their request for Mercedes engines was rejected.

The talks have been described as "positive" by team owner Dietrich Mateschitz however advisor Helmut Marko fears the "curtain may go down after Abu Dhabi" unless Red Bull secures a competitive engine.

For now, though, Ricciardo insists he is not worried, he just wants to know that the team has "equality" with whomever they do sign with.

"It's still early to get concerned or worried," Ricciardo told Sky Sports News HQ.

"I think if this stuff's still going on in two months' time then it's like 'ok guys what are we doing?'

"I think Dietrich is right in terms of that's what we want. We want to have equality and if we do go down that road then it's okay."