Ricciardo: “Verstappen is the best driver I’ve ever met”

Daniel Ricciardo has some nice words left for his former teammate: Max Verstappen. The Renault driver doesn’t really want to admit it, but calls him the best driver he has ever met.

Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen together formed the Red Bull Racing line-up from mid-2016 to the end of 2018. The duo always got along very well in front of the camera and together they were immensely popular with many fans. However, tensions sometimes rose behind the scenes, Ricciardo said afterwards. The Australian increasingly got the idea that Red Bull Racing only formed around Verstappen, after which he left for Renault after the 2018 season.

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That choice has benefited the relationship with the Dutch. The cheerful driver tells that opposite Men’s Health. During the interview, Ricciardo has a few nice words for his former teammate: “He has it. Max was born for this,” it sounds enthusiastic. “Whether he drives a strong or less strong car, he makes sure he finishes in the top. He’s also getting better.”

When the man from Perth is asked if Verstappen is a better driver than himself, he is candid: “I should really say no, but I’ll be honest. Max is the best driver I have raced against. When you are ten drivers ask if they are the best they will all say yes, but Max is by far the best driver I have ever met. ”

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