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No Mercedes-style tension for Red Bull - Max Verstappen

  • Published on 27 Oct 2016 13:06
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Max Verstappen has said that the tension between both Mercedes team mates will not be replicated in the Red Bull camp.

Speaking to Sport Bild, Verstappen called the titanic battle between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton "exciting", but insisted his relationship with team mate Daniel Ricciardo would not turn sour in the same way that Rosberg and Hamilton's has.

"That will not happen with us, I'm sure," the 19-year-old. "It's about trust. As we proved in Malaysia, we can fight just centimetres apart around each corner but never cross the line. That is not going to change," he insisted.

The teenager has come under fire for his defensive driving this season, but despite the criticism, Verstappen insists he won't be changing his driving style any time soon.

"I will not change my driving style," he insisted.

"I still have a lot of potential," he added. "Every race, every year, I will get better."

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  • ianf1

    Posts: 185

    Rubbish, If MV and DR were neck-a-neck for the championship, there would definitely be tension. It's human nature

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    • Oct 27 2016 - 13:51
    • But it wouldn't be the same style of tension...;o)

      They are more evenly matched in driving style, I think. And therefore the fights will also be fought out fair and square.

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      • Oct 27 2016 - 15:24
    • ringo

      Posts: 3,307

      Its true, is all fine , but if there few things happend then is the love over :) Also tension is partly needed to improve, but it can be unhealthy on later stage

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      • Oct 28 2016 - 10:27

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