Daniel Ricciardo is enjoying having the edge over team-mate Sebastian Vettel as he reckons the German is "an awesome benchmark" to judge his own ability.
This season has been in stark contrast to Vettel's previous campaigns as instead of fighting for race wins and World titles, he is struggling just to reach the podium.
Added to that, instead of having the measure of his team-mate, he has found himself lagging behind his new partner, Ricciardo, who has been a revelation.
Not only has the Aussie outperformed Vettel is qualifying but he is also edging the four-time World Champion on grand prix Sundays and is the only non-Mercedes driver to have taken to the top step of the podium,...
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