Ricciardo reveals Verstappen’s ritual and secret about Vettel

Daniel Ricciardo is one of the most likeable guys on the Formula One circuit, and he is certainly not shy to spill the beans on some of his teammates’ experiences, provided it makes people laugh!



In his latest driver column for Red Bull, the Australian was asked to tell the public about something they did not know about Max Verstappen. While he kindly obliged, he went a step further and also spoke about Sebastian Vettel.

The Honey Badger spoke about Verstappen’s Sunday morning ritual.

“Max … this is pretty funny,” he says.

“In the Sunday morning strategy meetings, he sits with his head down towards the table. If you didn’t know better you’d swear he was sleeping!

“You 100 per cent know he’s taking it all in and listening to everything, it just looks like he’s not!

“As for Seb, he is quite superstitious. He has a lucky charm that he wears in his suit or in his boots, I can’t completely remember.”

When asked what he might be doing as a profession if he wasn’t a professional F1 driver, Ricciardo maintained a sporty outlook on life, claiming that he would’ve probably looked to make a career in tennis.




“I’ve always enjoyed that one-on-one nature of it, and there’s no bullshit in terms of the best guy wins the match.

“There’s no blaming your racquet, your shoes, none of that. I love how there’s a big playing arena compared to how little space the players take up in it, there’s no helmets or armour, every facial expression is for the spectators to see.

“And I like how there can be such massive momentum swings and how that momentum can shift so quickly. It’d be amazing to have that level of talent to deliver under that much pressure.”

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