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Verstappen unhappy at Ricciardo's personal habits

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23/11/2017

Asked what influence teammate Daniel Ricciardo has had on him, Max Verstappen's reply was quicker than Valtteri Bottas' start to the Austrian Grand Prix.

"Really bad," the Dutch youngster told journos at today's FIA press conference.

"He keeps farting," he continued, "it smells so bad in our hospitality all the time...

"He's a great guy," he added, the assembled media having fallen eerily silent, "on track we always try to beat each other, but off track we can have a great laugh.

"We respect each other, and to be honest I've never really experienced something like that in racing, to have such a good teammate, to really have fun with.

"I hope we can be teammates for a long time."

Asked if that relationship can endure a battle for the title in 2018, the Red Bull driver said: "I think so because we respect each other. When you are fighting for a world championship you will have a bit more tension on the track but at the end of the day you always come back to where you respect each other... you have to accept if one guy is faster than the other, that's what we can do. Also when somebody has a good race, we can say 'well done' and 'you deserved that', I think that really important."

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1. Posted by Trixi, 29/11/2017 16:00

"At the end of the day, I think they both say to each other, "anybody buy Hamilton." LOL"

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"A friend of mine was his mechanic during his F3 days and he said that Riccardo was just like a kid...fabulous driver and had absolutely no enemies. Great guy !
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