Daniel Ricciardo has praised Max Verstappen for “maturing a lot” over the course of the 2017 season, but would not be adverse to having more “friction” next campaign.

Ricciardo and Verstappen have one of the better team-mate relationships on the grid but that came under pressure in Hungary when the latter caused a collision with Ricciardo which ended the Aussie’s race on the first lap.

Reflecting on the incident and his relationship with Verstappen as whole, Ricciardo feels that the Dutchman handed the situation very well afterwards.

“The hot water in Budapest, that was a bit of a test,” Ricciardo told Autosport.

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