Daniel Ricciardo says he may engage Red Bull Racing in discussions to adopt team orders in an effort to maximise his chances of winning the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship.

The Australian has worked himself into an outside challenge for the 2014 F1 title against the otherwise dominant Mercedes' of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton after back-to-back wins in Hungary and Belgium, but remains 64 points adrift of the overall lead.

Nonetheless, with the prospect of double points on offer in the final round at Abu Dhabi, Ricciardo position remains attractive given the internal feuds occasionally neutering Mercedes' challenge and the fact that no other driver is in realistic contention either, not least team-mate and F1 champion incumbent Sebastian Vettel.

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With this in mind, though Ricciardo freely admits it is too early to consider such a move now, should he claw back ground in the coming races, he says discussions may take place at Red Bull to action Vettel into aiding his challenge.

"It is something which could potentially be discussed at a later date, but there is no talk or signs of team orders, it's too early for that," he said. "If I am still in this position with three or four races to go then it may come up.

"I haven't thought about the championship, so I haven't really run through scenarios. I will get through this weekend, so if we have a bit of damage limitation and if we are still in the hunt, maybe we will look at some discussions."

The only non-Mercedes driver to have won a race this season, partially down to external factors around him, Ricciardo says he doesn't come into a race weekend expecting or hoping his rivals hit problems.

"It is obvious they are not best mates, but you don't know really how big the situation it. For me, if both of them crash into each other at every race, that would impact me a lot and probably hand me the championship on a platter, but in terms of coming into the race weekend I am not thinking about what they could potentially do, because that is out of my control. The best thing for me is to get my head down and do my job."