Manama, Bahrain - Daniel Ricciardo said he felt like his heart had been ripped out after a 'brutal' retirement from Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.
The Red Bull Formula One driver, who lasted only two laps at the Sakhir circuit, has now failed to finish four of his last six races.
"I lost all power. It seemed like a battery electrical problem," said Ricciardo of his car's sudden failure. "Everything switched off and I couldn’t do anything. It's just the harsh reality of our sport sometimes that rips your heart out. I love it and then I hate it."
The team had a double disappointment to contend with when Max Verstappen also had to retire following a collision with Mercedes' world champion Lewis Hamilton.
Verstappen lasted three laps longer than Ricciardo before retiring with gearbox damage as a result of having to drive an entire lap on three wheels and a damaged rim after the impact with the Briton.