You don’t have to be a psychologist to know just how bad Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s relationship is. With one of the two Mercedes drivers pretty much winning every race, it always means the other one ends up with a face like a smacked arse.

Now Daniel Ricciardo has spoken out about what it’s like to be the ‘awkward third driver’ joining the two Mercedes teammates on the podium.

“The best part is if you get on the podium with them two, in the room before we go out on the podium just after the race, you take the helmet off and it’s awkward for me because it’s just so silent,” Ricciardo said in an interview with Sky Sports.

“I don’t like silence too much, so I’m like trying to either talk to myself or make conversation with them but they are just happy enjoying the awkward silence. It’s quite fun.”

In the interview, the Australian also said he believes that Rosberg will take the title this year. Whoever does take the title, one thing’s for sure, it’s going to be even more awkward between the two of them.