Daniel Ricciardo has revealed that he would one day like to be teammates with four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton. Ricciardo, who has won a Grand Prix on five occasions, is currently paired with Dutch star Max Verstappen at Red Bull, with the two enjoying a publicly healthy relationship.
Ricciardo joined Red Bull in 2014 alongside Sebastian Vettel who was coming off the back of four consecutive world championships. The Australian claimed three race victories that year, as well as getting the better of Vettel in qualifying 12 times.
In 2017, their first full year as teammates, Verstappen out-performed Ricciardo in qualifying, while Ricciardo finished ahead in the drivers' standings. Earlier this week, Ricciardo admitted he was overdriving the car due to the pressure Verstappen was applying.
The 28-year-old's current contract with Red Bull expires at the end of this season, casting doubt over his future with the energy drink-backed team. When asked by RACER if he can be teammate to any of the drivers currently at Mercedes or Ferrari, he said: "I think so.
"I've never really been too fussed about the type of teammate. People will probably call me a liar for this but I would like a fast teammate. For two reasons: It's always going to get more out of yourself, and it's going to be more of a true evaluation of how good you are and where you stand.
"I'm in this sport, yes to win, but to win by being the best, not getting lucky or whatever. If I win a title I want to know that I was the best guy that year. To be the best you have to go against the best and I've certainly got a very good one alongside me in Max [Verstappen]. I would like to go against Lewis at some point, irrespective of team situation. That would be fun."