Frontpage   |   Twitter   |   Photos   |   Game   |   Standings Saturday 16 February 2019
 
Wednesday 2 January at 05:35
Verstappen 'won't miss Ricciardo' as teammate
Font size:
Wednesday 2 January at 05:35 : Jan.2 (GMM) Max Verstappen says he will not miss having Daniel Ricciardo as a teammate in 2019.

Australian Ricciardo shocked both Red Bull and the wider motor racing world by switching for this year to Renault.

"Personally I won't miss him," Verstappen told Algemeen Dagblad newspaper, "but he was fun and pleasant to have as a teammate.

"That doesn't happen often and perhaps it won't happen again," he added. "But will I miss him? I believe Daniel will miss what he had here."

Dutchman Verstappen thinks Ricciardo is leaving Red Bull at the wrong time, just as it switches from customer Renault power to determined works partner Honda.

"Honda's whole attitude and the plans they have, it's totally different compared to what we were used to with Renault," he said.

"With Renault we always had to push. It always had to come from us and it was usually ignored. Now it is the other way around and we are pushed to supply parts.

"They need gearboxes and things like that from us, which are really not that easy to make. But Honda just wants to test, test, test. They do more kilometres than I do on the circuit," Verstappen said.

The 21-year-old is keeping expectations in check for 2019, but he does think Red Bull-Honda will be "closer" to Mercedes and Ferrari this year.

"Maybe it will not be enough to compete at every circuit. But we have to make steps during the season so that we can certainly compete for the title from the beginning of 2020," added Verstappen.
RELATED NEWS ITEMS
14-02 Marko thinks Red Bull-Honda can be 'at the front'
11-02 Staying in F1 beyond 2020 not decided - Marko
08-02 Red Bull denies deliberate Mercedes launch clash
07-02 Honda 'having a strong winter' - Horner
07-02 Aero changes will not help overtaking - Horner
07-02 Gasly in 'best situation' next to Verstappen
05-02 Gasly 'under scrutiny' in 2019 - Marko
 
NEXT RACE 26 March 2017
Grand Prix of Australia (5,303 m)
Melbourne, Albert Park Circuit
Last Winner: Nico Rosberg
TV schedule
Friday - practice 1
12:30 - 14:00

Friday - practice 2
16:30 - 18:00

Saturday - practice 3
14:00 - 15:00

Saturday - qualification
17:00 - 18:00

Sunday - race
16:00

Friday - practice 1

Friday - practice 2

Saturday - practice 3

Saturday - qualification

Sunday - race

STANDINGS 2016
Driver championship
1.Hamilton331
2.Vettel264
3.Bottas207
Constructors championship
1.Mercedes538
2.Ferrari460
3.Red Bull319
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
www.ReserveDeler24.CO.NO
 
RECENT PHOTO'S
RB15 shakedown Renault 2019 launch Toto Rosso 2019 launch Williams FW42 launch Kubica Russell Haas F1, Kevin Magnussen, Romain Grosjean, Launch Haas F1 VF 19 Haas F1, Launch Haas VF19 Haas F1, Launch Haas VF19 Haas F1, Launch Haas VF19
Haas F1, Launch Haas VF19 Haas F1, Launch Haas VF19 Formule 1 Mick Schumacher Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Abu Dhabi 2018 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Abu Dhabi 2018 Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Abu Dhabi 2018 Verstappen, Vettel, Hamilton, Abu Dhabi 2018
Copyright ©2019 Onestopstrategy.com   |   Poki - Racing spelletjes About us    |    Contact    |    Advertising    |    Vacancies    |    Privacy Statement