Daniel Ricciardo hailed the “dream scenario” in the Lewis Hamilton-Max Verstappen battle this season.
The sensational title battle between Hamilton and Verstappen has taken multiple twists and turns to end up here. ‘Here’ refers to the final race of the season, where they will entre level on points.
It is the first time in 47 years that two drivers have entered the final race of the season neck-and-neck on points. The Saudi Arabian GP added another layer of controversy to the proceedings, but Hamilton took his third victory in three races to slash Verstappen’s once-monumental lead.
Ricciardo hailed the “dream scenario” in the Hamilton-Verstappen battle this season, and called it a boon to the sport.
“Sometimes I try to follow the race from the cockpit on the big screens, but it wasn’t easy in this one. This (Saudi Arabia) isn’t really a circuit to watch screens,” the Australian said, as quoted by nos.nl.
“But all the interruptions and incidents allowed me to follow how things were going between Lewis and Max.”
What a story!
Ricciardo also gave his thoughts on the title race, and said that the story and the script for this season was absolutely phenomenal.
“That they go to Abu Dhabi with the same number of points is a gift to the sport,” he continued.
“I’ve been hoping for that for years, although of course I’d prefer to be in the fight myself.
“We will have a real final. The veteran who can break all records versus the youngest grand prix winner ever.
“That’s a magnificent story. A dream scenario. I call it a battle royale. The pressure couldn’t be higher. May the best man win,” he concluded.