Max and Daniel raced caravans round the Red Bull Ring – with predictable results

Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo have not – as yet – been pitched together in an intra-team championship battle a-la Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber or Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Consequently, they appear to genuinely get on with each other. And that must make sponsorship filming days much more enjoyable for the two Red Bull racers. Always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to promote the brand, Red Bull came up with a cracker this time when they got Max and Daniel to race Aston Martins around the Red Bull Ring – but with caravans hooked up to the cars. It had entirely predictable consequences – including both Max and Daniel laughing so hard they could barely concentrate on driving the cars. ‘I wasn’t sure if it would be very controlled and just for the “glamour shots” or if we could really have some fun. Fortunately, we got to have some fun,’ said Daniel. ‘It’s like giving a little bit of a sweet to a kid. You want more, so we just kept pushing it until we lost the caravans. He was crying with laughter and so was I.’ Max added: ‘We were pretty sure that we were going to crash [the caravans]. It wasn’t on purpose but then I started drifting the car a bit and I could see in the mirror that the caravan was on one wheel!’

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