Daniel Ricciardo is ready for "a bit more pain" later in the season following his Formula 1 engine failure at last Sunday's German Grand Prix, but does not think the issue will harm his chances in Hungary this weekend.

After starting the race from the last row of the grid due to a penalty, Ricciardo retired after 27 laps at Hockenheim due to an issue on his power unit, leaving him another component down for the remainder of the season with power tracks such as Spa and Monza coming up.

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Heading into this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix, Ricciardo said he did not expect the issue to harm his chances in Budapest, but acknowledged he may be on the back foot later in the year as further penalties loom for exceeding the permitted number of components for the season.

"It shouldn’t [affect Hungary]. We still have another engine which is fine at the moment," Ricciardo said.

"So we’ll run that engine this weekend but on mileage and stuff, it should be fine. Unless something unplanned happens to that, we should be OK.

"I think that’s really the main thing. All going normal, it won’t hurt me this weekend, but it means a bit more pain at some point after the break.

"It’s frustrating for sure. I do get it, but I don’t get it. The joys of F1."

Ricciardo has already exceeded the maximum number of parts on all of his power unit components for 2018, meaning any fresh parts will result in a grid penalty.

 

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