Max Verstappen concerned for ex-Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo at Australian GP

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MAX VERSTAPPEN has known as for drivers to have the ability to give attention to their driving forward of a renewed title battle with Charles Leclerc.

Max Verstappen concerned for ex-Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo at Australian GP

Max Verstappen has raised considerations for Daniel Ricciardo (Picture: Getty)

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Max Verstappen has considerations for Daniel Ricciardo at this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix. The reigning champion claimed his former Purple Bull team-mate was all the time extraordinarily busy at his dwelling race and that he “by no means actually acquired to completely take pleasure in” the expertise.

He stated being in Albert Park was powerful for his former Purple Bull team-mate as Ricciardo was simply tremendous busy. The Dutchman stated it was “very particular to have a house Grand Prix” and needs Ricciardo may take pleasure in it greater than he does.

He stated: “I all the time felt sorry for him as a result of he was all the time so busy. He truly by no means actually acquired to completely take pleasure in it.

“Possibly he manages it in a different way now however I keep in mind when he was right here it was powerful, he was tremendous busy within the week main as much as the Grand Prix. So I hope for him that at the very least he can take pleasure in it a bit extra now as a result of I believe it is vitally particular to have a house Grand Prix.”

Ricciardo appeared to hit again on the Australian Grand Prix the final time the race was run in 2019.

READ MORE: Daniel Ricciardo fires again at Christian Horner over Purple Bull exit

Max Verstappen concerned for ex-Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo at Australian GP

Daniel Ricciardo is in style amongst his dwelling followers (Picture: Getty)

He claimed his preparation was compromised by lots of off-track actions which hindered his race efficiency. Ricciardo bounced over the grass initially and broken his entrance wing, dropping him to the again of the sphere.

He stated: “This week’s so lengthy. I don’t appear to actually ever have an excellent break right here. I believe we’re too busy pleasing everybody else and never worrying about ourselves.

“For certain I’m pissed off this week as a result of once more it’s like everybody expects a lot. However the actuality is I’ve acquired to point out up on Sunday and when the race is over in 5 seconds, whether or not it is unhealthy luck or not, I really feel like our preparation was not the place it needs to be.”

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Max Verstappen concerned for ex-Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo at Australian GP

Daniel Ricciardo struggled final day trip at Albert Park (Picture: Getty)

Verstappen has additionally known as for drivers to have fewer off-track commitments on race weekends. The 24-year-old stated he wouldn’t add any additional commitments to his schedule as he’s “not there to entertain the crowds”.

He additionally stated drivers ought to have the ability to refuse some commitments to assist them handle their schedules higher. The Purple Bull driver added: “In fact, at one level as a driver you recognize what you should really feel good within the automobile and you actually know what number of commitments you are able to do on a weekend.

“However you must have the ability to say ‘no’ to sure commitments. On the finish of the day you’re right here to drive and to race as a result of that’s what you reside for and what you receives a commission to do.”

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