Formula 1 gossip: Ricciardo, Verstappen, Marko, Hamilton, Bottas, Massa, Stroll


Wednesday, 27 December

Ricciardo finished 32 points in front of Verstappen last season

Red Bull motorsport consultant Helmut Marko says he did not “favour” Max Verstappen over Daniel Ricciardo in 2017, adding: “We don’t have a number one – both drivers are equally treated and it is up to them to define the pecking order.” (Formula1.com)