Daniel Ricciardo believes he has the ability to challenge anyone in F1 circuit & would love to go up against reigning Champion Lewis Hamilton, irrespective of the team situation.
Australian Driver, who will get out of the contract with Red Bull later this year, will be looking for some best options available as he has ensured that he is in the sport to win. On the other hand, his team mate Max Verstappen extended his contract to the end of 2020.
In an interview with RACER, Ricciardo reveals that he can team up with anyone on today’s grid & would wish to take on World Champ Lewis Hamilton too.
The 28 year old Ricciardo who used to race for HRT and Toro Rosso before joining Red Bull, can lay claim to the fact that he is the only driver to beat Sebastian Vettel as his team-mate.
“I’ve never really been too fussed about the type of team mate,” Ricciardo said.
“People will probably call me a liar for this but I would like a fast team-mate.
“For two reasons: It’s always going to get more out of yourself, and it’s going to be more of a true evaluation of how good you are and where you stand.
“I’m in this sport, yes to win, but to win by being the best, not getting lucky or whatever.
“If I win a title I want to know that I was the best guy that year.
“To be the best you have to go against the best and I’ve certainly got a very good one alongside me in Max [Verstappen].
“I would like to go against Lewis at some point, irrespective of team situation. That would be fun.”