Max Verstappen VS Daniel Ricciardo
September 30, 1997
Height 180 cm
Weight 67 kg
Place of Birth
July 1, 1989
Height 178 cm
Weight 65 kg
Place of Birth
One of my friends asked me 'is Max Verstappen better than Daniel Ricciardo and who is better?' That was on the eve of Mexico Grand Prix. Of course, Verstappen is better, because he has everything that needs to become a world champion! But, Daniel Ricciardo is restrained and clever, told my friend. He deserves Formula 1 world champion's title. Completely different, almost opposite F1 drivers. Who's better? I decided to think about the qualities of true Formula 1 world champions.
Max Verstappen drives aggressive and it's no longer a secret. He is ready to take risks and almost never gives up his positions. Ricciardo has a little different style of driving. Daniel takes risks when it's necessary only.
I want to say that Verstappen operates at the limit of their capabilities and emotions in every race, and Daniel Ricciardo more restrained and thinking twice before doing, trying to not to show emotions.
Sometimes it reminds me, Nico Rosberg. However, the willingness to take a risk at any time distinguishes the champion.
I think that's Verstappen's motto. Under his every successful lap with the best seconds, you can remember the same unsuccessful, and sometimes a failed lap. Despite the condemnation and reproaches, he continues to be better and learn by his mistakes.
Ricciardo hasn't such loudly moments, shows high-level driving, his mistakes don't allow to judge him as a Formula 1 driver. There is the only impulsiveness of characters.
Sometimes you think it's hard work or just a luck? Why is one working and another lucky? However, success is always hard work with yourself, especially in such motorsport as Formula 1 racing.