Mexico City - Daniel Ricciardo declared his Red Bull a "cursed car" after starting Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix on pole position and ending up with another retirement while team-mate Max Verstappen won.
"I don't think 'frustration' is the word anymore," the Australian told reporters. "Everything feels hopeless.
"You know, honestly, now where I am, I don't see the point of coming on Sunday. I don't see the point of doing the next two races.
"I haven't had a clean race or weekend in so long. I'm not superstitious or any of that ... but the car's cursed. I don't have any more words."
Ricciardo, who is leaving Red Bull at the end of the season for Renault and being replaced by Toro Rosso's Frenchman Pierre Gasly, has won twice this year but also had eight retirements in 19 races.