Max Verstappen: "He's a fast guy"

23-02-2020 13:16
by Adam Newton
F1 News
Max Verstappen: He's a fast guy

Max Verstappen has praised his former teammate Daniel Ricciardo, saying that he deserves to be fighting at the front after his tough 2019 with Renault. Ricciardo made the brave move away from Red Bull at the end of 2018 but last year was hard for him as he scored just 54 points.

Seven time race winner Ricciardo left Red Bull in search of a team that could make him champion, having seen Verstappen force his way into the lead when the pair were teammates.

The Dutchman says that last year would have been hard for Ricciardo, telling The Age: “I know Daniel is very fast. Daniel was faster than Seb [Vettel] in the year they raced together and I've raced alongside him long enough to know that he's a very fast guy.

“I can imagine last year was not the easiest for him.

“It doesn't really matter if the sport would be in a better place, but Daniel would be in a better place if he was fighting at the front."

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