The Australian was eliminated in Q2 without setting a time after losing power in his C-spec engine. Then, as his mechanics hurriedly worked to resolve the issue, rain started to fall on Suzuka Circuit to give him no chance of progressing into Q3.
A visibly infuriated Ricciardo walked away from his vehicle, shouting at the top of his lungs, before addressing the media with a hoarse voice moments later.
Saturday was the fifth time in seven races Ricciardo has failed to make it through to Q3.
His frustration will likely develop into a greater talking point given his decision to stick with Renault power in 2019.
Red Bull elected to dump Renault as its power supplier next year for Honda. But Ricciardo had reservations over the decision and ultimately decided to leave Red Bull and sign a two-year contract with Renault.
After winning two of 2018’s opening six races, Ricciardo has failed to reach the podium in the last ten.