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Verstappen earning trust at Red Bull

During the German Grand Prix Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen yielded for team-mate Daniel Ricciardo.

The young Dutchman, the youngest Formula One Grand Prix race winner in history, allowed his Australian team-mate past without hesitation when asked by his team.

It was a simple request based on tyre strategy, at the time the duo were running third and fourth with Ricciardo on super-soft tyres and setting faster lap times than Verstappen, who at the time was on the soft compound.

The team order enabled the team to maximise both drivers strategy and secure a double podium finish for the team.

'The way they worked together to ensure both cars got ahead of Rosberg - fantastic, They worked exactly as a team should, in harmony. They did everything you could have expected. Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said to formula1.com.

It was the type of request that used to be made towards Verstappen during his time with sister team Toro Rosso and Verstappen would refuse to let then team-mate Carlos Sainz through.

But since his promotion, Verstappen appears to now be happier to play the team game.

He said: 'I think Daniel and I have a good relationship so we can do that. You have to earn that trust as well, because I'm quite new still [at the team].

'For the team it was a very positive day. The most important thing was for us to be in front of Ferrari.


Red Bull Racing have no overtaken Ferrari in the 2016 Formula One World Constructors Championship.

Red Bull are on 256 points, with Ferrari 14 points adrift.








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Date:Wednesday August 3 2016

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