Norris wants 'tips' from Verstappen on Ricciardo's weaknesses

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Lando Norris says he'll ask his good friend Max Verstappen for some insight into what makes his future McLaren teammate Daniel Ricciardo "angry".

Norris and Ricciardo will be racing together next season at the Woking-based outfit, and the 20-year-old says there's no one better to rely on for information than Verstappen who spent three seasons at Red Bull racing alongside Ricciardo.

"Max gives me a lot of good tips, he knew a lot about Carlos [Sainz]," Norris told Sky Sports in an Instagram chat.

“He knows a lot about Daniel. That’s part of it, you’ve got to get to know your teammates.

"As much as you want to get along, and sometimes they don’t, you want to know what their weaknesses are, and their strengths are and so on. If anyone can tell me them then that’s a benefit."

Norris enjoys a complicit and playful relationship with Sainz, and the young Briton hopes his future relationship with Ricciardo will be equally harmonious, but at the end of the day, the driver sitting on the other side of the garage is also the first man to beat.

"You want to have fun in F1 and that’s what I want to do," added Norris.

"But at the same time you need to work well with your team-mate and as a team, but your biggest competitor is also your team-mate.

"It’s going to be tough and there’s going to be a lot of things I need to learn from Daniel, but whoever has tips on what makes Daniel angry, I’m sure Max will be the guy to ask."

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