Rating F1's most exciting driver line-up
Formula 1's best driver of 2016 squares up against the prodigy of grand prix racing for the first time over a full season this year. How do they compare?
The battle between Red Bull team-mates Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen has the potential to be one of this season's most explosive storylines. Arguably not since Ron Dennis paired rookie Lewis Hamilton alongside double world champion Fernando Alonso at McLaren in 2007 has there been such a strong driver line-up at a top team.
That looks like a bold call when you consider this pairing has only five grand prix wins and not a single world title between them so far, but these two drivers have already made their mark on F1 in a manner that goes way beyond bare statistics.
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