Red Bull has achieved in 2016, the second position in the constructors ‘ and something that perhaps is more important, to keep a relationship more than friendly between their two drivers. The promotion of Max Verstappen to Red Bull in replacement of Daniil Kvyat and the good role that it has joined the Dutch have threatened to disrupt the harmony of the austrian team. All in all, the peace has been kept in the box of Red Bull and one of the reasons that we propose Christian Horner is that Daniel Ricciardo has served as a big brother with his team-mate.
“The most important thing is that there is respect” said Horner in a statement to ‘Autosport’. In this line, the pattern of Red Bull, explained: “we do Not ask the pilots to go out to dinner together, but we respect one another and to the computer. The two have done exactly that and see how your relationship goes beyond that is a benefit to us. Ricciardo has been like a big brother to Max. Also, your comments about the car and its demands on him are very similar. The comments on the car are almost identical, so that is a great scenario to have both pilots chasing the same thing“.
Ricciardo and Verstappen has signed a season very similar to,
although the australian rider managed to improve the records of Max. In
this aspect, Ricciardo has earned more points and finished ahead of Max in more classifications and races in which it has given the result
reverse, although Horner acknowledges that it is difficult to manage their pilots:
“Some weekends one has an advantage, other races is the other. Have
had a performance very balanced. We’re going to deal with the situations
race-by-race, I think that is how things should be done. My philosophy is
to keep things simples“.