Daniel Ricciardo

Ricciardo: Hamilton, Vettel no better than Verstappen and I

Daniel Ricciardo does not believe 2017 Formula 1 title contenders Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton are a cut above their nearest rivals.

After a slow start to 2017, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo has since gone on a run of 7 podium finishes in 10 Grand Prix races, the highlight of which was his first victory of the season, in Azerbaijan.

Now, with 6 races to go, the Australian is determined to maintain the challenge on title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, the likes of whom he is convinced both he and teammate Max Verstappen have the beating of, as Mobil 1 The Grid found out.

“I definitely believe in myself. Max has been, as a teammate goes, my greatest competitor yet and I think we’ve challenged each other more than anyone has before.

“We obviously both believe we could win. I look at Lewis and Seb and these other guys as being also at the top, but I don’t see them being better than me or than Max. I think we could run with them, absolutely.”


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