Max Verstappen once sent Daniel Ricciardo to Fits With Quip about his fan-favorite ‘looks’

Max Verstappen is known for his focus and discipline on the race track and his direct responses. The 25-year-old isn’t shy about speaking his mind no matter who he’s talking to. In a similar scenario, the Dutchman once ruthlessly trolled his then Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo over his looks and hairstyle.

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Daniel, who returned to Red Bull as the third driver for next year, was once Max Verstappen’s fierce rival and team-mate. However, his move to Renault (now Alpine) and later McLaren did not go according to Honey Badger’s plan.

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However, the Australian driver has not lost all his hopes and still displays a smile as bright as the sun despite a torrid period. That’s the one thing that didn’t change with Ricciardo also taking Verstappen’s criticism back then on a light note. Speaking of Daniel’s hair, Verstappen was happy that his teammate had improved over his “funny” look from last year.

“I would say this year you improved your look a lot with your hair from before. Before, you looked a bit funny, to be honest. You were a bit of a prankster,” said Max Verstappen.

The Dutch Lion further added, “I think you have changed in a positive way.” The Australian driver recognized and said, “Yes, I grew up”. Verstappen concluded by saying, “You went from 7 to 10.”

Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo will be united again this season. However, he hopes to find a racing seat for the future as time is running out for the Honey Badger.

Ex-F1 champion believes Daniel Ricciardo will replace Sergio Perez to partner Max Verstappen next season

Max Verstappen and his Red Bull teammate suffered a nasty breakage during the Brazilian GP. Verstappen, who had already secured the title, refused to follow team orders and give way to Checo, who was battling for P2 of the championship. As a result, a war of words erupted between the two.

However, despite the Red Bull camp saying all is well between the two drivers, 1996 world champion Damon Hill believes Ricciardo is in pole position to partner Verstappen next season.

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Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 11, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after winning second and McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo after winning third in the sprint qualifying pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

Damon Hill told Sky Sports F1, as reported by the Express, “It could be quite interesting if you think about the problems they apparently had between Max and Sergio. Let’s say the toys come out of the pram and there’s some kind of fall there, Daniel Ricciardo could be in first place .

He further mentioned, “It’s his home, and he owes a lot to Red Bull, so he’ll be very keen to be back in that fold. What about the returning prodigal son? He could be in a good position to come back and have learned a lot elsewhere.

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Sergio Perez won 2 races this year in Singapore and Monaco. However, his teammate won a record 15 races in the same car. Do you think Perez’s seat is in danger if he doesn’t play? Moreover, will Daniel Ricciardo replace the Mexican if things go wrong?

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