Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen aren’t worried about mutually assured destruction in Mexico.

Daniel Ricciardo celebrates pole at the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix.

It’s Ricciardo’s first pole outside Monaco and RBR’s first front-row lockout in almost five years.

Red Bull Racing may have dominate practice at the Mexican Grand Prix, but Daniel Ricciardo says he isn’t naive enough to think Mercedes and Ferrari won’t join the battle for pole tomorrow.

Daniel Ricciardo at the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix.

Daniel Ricciardo rates his chances of a cheeky podium this weekend — maybe even a win.

Daniel Ricciardo post-qualifying at the 2018 United States Grand Prix.

But the Australian expects he could keep Vettel behind him in the race nonetheless.

Daniel RIcciardo in his garage at the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix.

Daniel Ricciardo will start from 15th thanks to another Renault engine failure.

Daniel Ricciardo in his garage at the 2018 Singapore Grand Prix.

Daniel Ricciardo is at a loss to explain how he fell so far off the pace in qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Daniel Ricciardo at the 2018 Singapore Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo reckons he’ll be in the mix this weekend.

Daniel Ricciardo in his garage at the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Daniel Ricciardo will leave Red Bull Racing at the end of the season.

Daniel Ricciardo and soon-to-be teammate Nico Hulkenberg

Daniel Ricciardo’s unexpected Renault switch has thrown the driver market into disarray.