That ever present smile seemed to falter occasionally in 2017, however the year just gone was still a solid one for Daniel Ricciardo. Where does the Australian rate in out end of season rankings? Nine podiums including victory in Azerbaijan sounds like a decent haul for the 28-year-old Red Bull driver, however 2017 will forever go down as another case of missed opportunity as yet again the once dominant Milton Keynes outfit failed to sustain a constant title challenge in 2017. On a personal note Ricciardo was once again fast pretty much everywhere and continued to establish himself as one of the finest overtakers in Formula One, however a distant fifth position overall in the drivers standings will do little to improve his mood during the winter break. Of little consolidation to Ricciardo will be his very impressive performances against highly regarded teammate Verstappen, beating the young Dutchman by 32 points but still remaining a disappointing 105 behind the lowest placed Mercedes of Finn Valtteri Bottas, a gap Red Bull must bridge in 2018 if they hope to retain their talented driving strength into the future. Vote now to tell us how you rate 2017 Formula One season of Max Verstappen, and leave a comment below! For more from the world of Formula One, check out the Formula One sub forum here at RaceDepartment and get involved with our awesome community..