Daniel Ricciardo names better driver out of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen

Ricciardo may have prior loyalties to Verstappen due to their time as team-mates with Red Bull, but his choice on the best driver in F1 is clear – behind himself of course. 

A number of outcomes would see the Dutchman confirm his title next time out in Saudi Arabia, which would give him time to enjoy the final race in Abu Dhabi. 

If Verstappen wins and claims the fastest lap, Hamilton would have to finish fifth or better to keep the race alive. 

Furthermore, if Hamilton fails to score which could be due to something as unlucky as a puncture, Verstappen would only need to finish second to clinch the title. 

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