Daniel Ricciardo says he would “happily” deal with some more internal tension with Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen. Days ago, Dutch youngster Verstappen said that while he and Ricciardo get along, a 2018 championship battle between the pair might add spice to that harmony.
“We’ll see if I keep him on my birthday list,” Australian Ricciardo smiled. “We both said at the start of last year that it would be a good problem to have — if we’re both fighting at the front and having some battles,” he added.
Ultimately, Mercedes and Ferrari got the early jump on Red Bull last year, but the former title-winning team is confident it can get a stronger start to 2018.