Virtual Football League
www.safaribet.com.gh
Football is always in action. Now you can bet on Virtual Football League
Virtual Horse Classics
www.safaribet.com.gh
Bet on a virtual horse classics. Choose your favorite and win!

Max Verstappen is a tougher team-mate than Sebastian Vettel, claims Daniel Ricciardo

Written by 
Published in Formula 1
Friday, 22 September 2017 12:47

Daniel Ricciardo has claimed Max Verstappen is his toughest team-mate in Formula One, ahead of four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.

The Australian spent one season battling with Vettel before the German’s move to Ferrari – comfortably beating him in the drivers’ standings in 2014.

Verstappen was promoted from Toro Rosso to sister team Red Bull in May 2016, becoming the youngest driver to win a race in his first outing for the team in Spain, and has pushed Ricciardo since.

"I don’t want to take anything away from Seb - he is and was and still is a great driver - but I believe Max is the toughest team-mate. Hopefully he says the same for me..." told Channel 4.

It is perhaps an odd compliment to pay, given Verstappen’s aggressive style saw them crash in Hungary earlier this season.
"The marshal was pulling me off the track, I was like ‘don’t touch me’, I really wanted to wait for Max to drive past,” Ricciardo added. "In the heat of the moment I may have said some things… but I still feel that I handled myself all right.

"We’ve moved on. Obviously I was upset but that was out of my control, so what more can I do?

"He apologised like a man, that was important. We had a private sit down, pretty much like we are now but without the cameras, and we spoke so that was important."

Ricciardo, widely considered one of the fastest drivers on the grid, has won five races in his six-year F1 career. He was third in the drivers’ standings last year, behind runaway Mercedes duo Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.
Ricciardo v Red Bull rivals

2014 Daniel Ricciardo, 238 points Sebastian Vettel, 167 points
2015 Daniel Ricciardo, 92 points Daniil Kvyat, 95 points
2016 Daniel Ricciardo, 256 points Max Verstappen, 204 points**
2017* Daniel Ricciardo, 162 points Max Verstappen, 68 points
*season ongoing

**Verstappen joined Red Bull in May

Read 30 times

Related items

  • Sebastian Vettel claims blistering pole as Lewis Hamilton labours in P5

    Sebastian Vettel claimed pole position for the Singapore GP with Lewis Hamilton back on the third row of the grid.

    Ferrari's Vettel claimed his fourth pole under the floodlights in Singapore with a sensational lap of 1:39.491 - six tenths of a second faster than his title rival Hamilton who will start in fifth place alongside his team-mate Valtteri Bottas.Max Verstappen will start from the front row in second place, with the Dutchman's Red Bull colleague Daniel Ricciardo third and Kimi Raikkonen fourth.

    All six drivers from the leading teams were on track in the final thrilling moments of the session - but only Vettel could improve his previous time as the championship momentum swings back towards Ferrari.

    Nico Hulkenberg was best-of-the rest in seventh for Renault, just ahead of McLaren's Fernando Alonso.

    The second McLaren-Honda of Stoffel Vandoorne was ninth, well ahead of 10th-placed Carlos Sainz Jr.

    Renault driver Jolyon Palmer missed out on Q3 after being relegated to 11th by Alonso on the second runs in the second segment of qualifying.

    Palmer failed to improve on his second set of tyres in Q2 thanks to a moment at the final corner, which the team suggested over the radio cost him 10th place.

    Sergio Perez complained about having "no grip at all" on his second Q2 run and ended up 12th after being unable to improve on his first-run time.

    Daniil Kvyat did improve on his second run, but only by enough to take 13th ahead of the second Force India of Esteban Ocon.

    Romain Grosjean, who paid two visits to the Turn 7 escape road at the end of the back straight in Q1, didn't post a time on his first run in Q2 and was unable to do better than 15th when he made his second attempt.

    Kevin Magnussen was the fastest of those eliminated in Q1, having been relegated to 16th by Hulkenberg's leap up the order.

    Williams driver Felipe Massa was also knocked out in 17th after a difficult session.

    He didn't set a serious lap time on his first run because he clipped the wall at the exit of the Turn 20/21 right-left and suffered a right-rear puncture.

    Massa then had a big moment in the fast left-hander at the end of his final flying lap, which ensured any faint hope he had of making Q2 was lost.

    His team-mate Lance Stroll was 18th ahead of Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein, who also had a minor brush with the wall at the penultimate complex of corners.

    Marcus Ericsson was last in the second Sauber, and will be given a five-place grid penalty thanks to a gearbox change triggered by damage suffered when he hit the wall during free practice three.

     

  • Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen set for new Ferrari deals

    Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne has dropped the firmest hint yet that Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will be retained for the 2018 Formula 1 season.

Leave a comment

Football

African Football

Football Transfers

Djilibodji is loaned to Dijon

Djilibodji is loaned to Dijon

French side Dijon have completed the signing of defender Papy Djilibodji on loan from Sunderland. T...

Virtual Football League
www.safaribet.com.gh
Football is always in action. Now you can bet on Virtual Football League

Sponsored Links

Virtual Football League
www.safaribet.com.gh
Football is always in action. Now you can bet on Virtual Football League

Like Us On Facebook

Formula 1

    Tennis

    Connect With Us

    Contact Us

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Our Sponsors

    JoomShaper