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Video: Daniel Ricciardo drives the new Aston Vantage

Max gets to do skids, Dan's on taxi service. Yet, predictably, still grinning

As the F1 season draws to a close, many are pondering if Max Verstappen will become Red Bull’s number one driver, relegating loveable Daniel Ricciardo in the pecking order.

Fanning the flames may be their access to the striking new Aston Martin Vantage. Both got to have an early play in it thanks to Aston and Red Bull’s tie-up. Wee Max? Lots of skids on a race track. Dan? Driving in a straight line giving Martin Brundle a lift to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Eek…

It’s probably more likely down to the Aussie’s acting skills being better. He’s as fun to watch as ever in what’s a heavily scripted piece of PR video – witness Brundle regaling the Vantage’s key stats in faux-conversation.

But the end result is more enjoyable than it ought to be, and it’s a good chance to not only hear the Vantage gargle away on the road, but see what it looks like with a number plate punctuating that big new grille. We like it. You may not. Tell us either way in the comments box below…

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