The news that Daniel Ricciardo has been confirmed as Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull teammate for the 2014 season brings to an end one of the worst kept secrets of the midseason break.
It’s surely a foregone conclusion that as the team leader, Vettel will take his young Aussie teammate to the cleaners in 2014 and have all the backing to do so. Or will he?
Ricciardo will surely have done his homework on his new teammate and Vettel likewise. But if either hasn’t, there is the potential for both to come unstuck.
Here then are five lessons both must learn about one another before the start of the 2014 season, starting with what Vettel must learn.