Max Verstappen has admitted that he isn't sure if Daniel Ricciardo has made the right decision moving to Renault. The Australian announced over the summer break that he would be leaving Red Bull at the end of the year to join the resurging French team.
In the Belgian paddock, Ricciardo himself admitted that he had “a few sleepless nights” weighing up whether to stay at Red Bull to drive their Honda-powered car next year. Asked whether he’d switched teams because he wasn’t convinced by Honda, he said his decision hadn’t been motivated by a single factor.
Verstappen said: “Everybody has moments in their careers when you’re frustrated or you’re not happy with the current situation. I think everybody here wants to win races or wants to win championships."
“But sometimes it’s not like that and you have to really be patient and work hard for it. And sometimes you need the whole package to come together and I think that’s what Red Bull is working on at the moment and I’m confident that they can deliver a car that is capable of winning every race. We just need the whole package and we’re working towards that. “So that’s why it was also a little bit of a surprise for me that he left. If it then is a change of scenery, I’m not sure if it’s the best scenery to go to.”
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