Daniel Ricciardo in awkward post-race run-in with Max Verstappen

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
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Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen, pictured here after the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen shared a private jet after the Hungarian Grand Prix. Image: Instagram

Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen didn’t exactly see eye-to-eye during their time at Red Bull, so their plane ride home to Monaco on Sunday might have been a little awkward.

Ricciardo and Verstappen shared a private jet after the Hungarian Grand Prix, smiling for a photo they both posted on Instagram.

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The Formula One stars both reside in Monaco so decided to limit their carbon footprint and share the trip together.

“Uber pool,” Ricciardo wrote on Instagram alongside the photo.

Verstappen wrote: “Giving my old mate a ride home.”

Ricciardo’s relationship with Verstappen was thought to have been one of the major reasons he quit Red Bull for Renault.

Many thought Ricciardo didn’t want to play second fiddle to Verstappen, who had been tipped to unseat the Aussie as Red Bull’s No.1 driver.

Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole for Mercedes to claim a record-equalling eighth top spot at one race and take the lead in the Formula One championship..

Hamilton was imperious on a drying track under dark Budapest clouds as more rain threatened but didn't fall and he coasted to an 86th career victory and second of the season.

The Briton - who lapped both Ferraris - triumphed ahead of Verstappen who finished second despite a crash on his way to the grid and starting from seventh.

Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes was third, while Ricciardo was eighth in his Renault after starting the race from 11th place on the grid.

“It was quite a busy race and, overall, I'm happy with how it went,” said Ricciardo.

Daniel Ricciardo, pictured here in action during the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Daniel Ricciardo in action during the Hungarian Grand Prix. (Photo by Clive Mason - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

“I gave everything I could and I felt we got the most from it today. Our start was good and everyone around us went for slicks quite early on.

“We showed good pace on the Medium and almost caught the top six at the end. Eighth was all we could achieve in the end, though.

“We've had eighth in every race so far. It's not bad, but I do feel we have the speed for more from the first three races. We're not far from top six finishes, it's coming, and we know bigger points are around the corner.”

Hamilton's eight wins at the Hungaroring since a first one in 2007 draw him level with former great Michael Schumacher who won the French GP eight times

Hamilton is now just five grands prix wins away from Schumacher's leading 91 and he can also emulate the German if he wins a seventh world title.

with AAP