Ricciardo concedes Williams too quick

By on Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo says that Williams was too quick for the squad as he had a 'lonely' run to sixth place at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Ricciardo hung on to the back of Valtteri Bottas across the first stint of the race but couldn't match the pace of the FW37 after the first round of stops.

Ricciardo eventually crossed the line to take sixth despite his Renault power unit expiring as he exited the final corner, meaning that he will have to take a fourth unit at the next round in Spain.

"It wasn’t that eventful, [the] first stint looked alright, Valtteri was coming to us a bit and we thought maybe we’d have a race on our hands but them having a new Option meant he could pulled that gap, I thought I drove well but a bit of a lonely sixth place.

"We’re getting there, we’re making improvements, top three teams are out of reach but in the European season we should find a bit more, the gaps are only going to get smaller."

Team-mate Daniil Kvyat recovered from a lowly grid position to claim two points for ninth place.

"At least we finished the race so it was a good recovery, obviously now many things to look at, we need to start understanding where the car has to go towards me and what we need to improve," he said. "It’s a long process but we will work on it."

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