Max Verstappen says relationship with Ricciardo could falter

Published on 03 Jan 2017 13:47
image

Max Verstappen has admitted that if Red Bull give him a championship winning car in 2017, his calm relationship with team mate Daniel Ricciardo may change.

The Dutchman says that for now, they are getting along swimmingly.

"When you see Daniel, he is always smiling and making everyone laugh," Verstappen told De Telegraaf newspaper. "I can do the same, I think.

"For a team, it is very important to have two drivers like that who are open and sharing all the information.

"I think you can clearly see that it was less good with Carlos (Sainz), but the situation was completely different. At Toro Rosso, Carlos and I both knew there was only one seat available at Red Bull, because Daniel was always performing well."

However, Verstappen acknowledged that it would be a very different situation and atmosphere if they were fighting for a title in 2017.


"I'm not naive," he said. "Everything will be more intense and tensions will rise. But it is up the team to make the process run smoothly so that everyone does not stop working together to improve the car, or withholds information.

"But I don't see that happening any time soon," added Verstappen.



Replies (2)
Avatar
Posts: 55
... copy and paste gone wrong ... Vertsappen :)
 
Posts: 48
Max could make people laugh??? ­čśĺ
 




AU
        Grand Prix of Australia
Local time
Sunday Weather image
Race
07:00 - 09:00
 
 
Fastest lap
07:00 - 09:00
 
 
Saturday Weather image
Free practice 3
05:00 - 06:00
 
 
Qualifying
07:00 - 08:00
 
 
Friday Weather image
Free practice 1
03:30 - 05:00
 
 
Free practice 2
07:30 - 09:00
 
 
 
Give your opinion!
Will 2017's new regulations bring more exciting racing?



Formula 1 Championship 2016
Driver profile
Name NL Max Verstappen
Active As Red Bull Racing Driver in Formula 1
Date of birth Sep 30 1997 (19)
Weight 70 kg
Length 1.80m
City Monaco
2,334 comments on Verstappen
515 members have this driver as their favourite
Tweets about Max Verstappen
Track Albert Park
 
Track Albert Park
Location AU Melbourne, Australia
Website Website
 
Test sessions
ES Winter testing - Circuit de Catalunya
Feb 27 2017
Feb 28 2017
Mar 1 2017
Mar 2 2017
 
Team profile
Name AT Red Bull Racing
Founding date Jan 1 2005
1,872 comments on Red Bull Racing
261 members have this team as their favourite
Website http://www.redbullracing.com
Location Milton Keynes, Leafield
Tweets about Red Bull Racing
Formula 1 Calendar
Previous Grand Prix: 27 November 2016
AE Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi
Next Grand Prix: 26 March 2017
AU Grand Prix of Australia Grand Prix of Australia