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Daniel Ricciardo in Formula One title hunt is no longer laughable
Daniel Ricciardo in Formula One title hunt is no longer laughable

Two months ago the idea would have been laughable: Red Bull Racing's rookie Daniel Ricciardo winning the Formula One championship. Now, the notion still remains highly unlikely but not nearly so ludicrous. With Ricciardo's win at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, his second victory of the season, the 25-year-old Australian is now third in the title standings. (His first win came in Canada on June 8.) He's 71 points behind leader Nico Rosberg of the Mercedes team, who has four wins this season, and 60 points behind Rosberg's teammate, Lewis Hamilton, who's won the other five races. Overtaking both Mercedes drivers would be a very tall order. But there are...

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