Why drivers shouldn't be managed by friends
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Why drivers shouldn't be managed by friends

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The saga of Daniel Ricciardo's legal tussle with former advisor Glenn Beavis is a salutory example of why you should always pay attention to the details, especially in a professional relationship, says MARK GALLAGHER

"I'll probably wave at him when I go to lap him next year."

Max Verstappen's response last year to news of Daniel Ricciardo's move to Renault was short, succinct - and, unfortunately for the likeable Australian, decidedly prescient.

Whatever the sporting wisdom of quitting Red Bull for Renault, there was no doubting that the financial terms of his new agreement were good, reportedly giving the joyful Australian twenty million more reasons to smile.

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