Ricciardo critical of 'worst' qualifying performance

By on Saturday, May 9, 2015
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Red Bull/Getty Images

Daniel Ricciardo says that his performance during qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix was the worst since he joined Red Bull.

Ricciardo, who was affected by mechanical problems during Friday practice, could manage only the 10th best time in qualifying, two places behind team-mate Daniil Kvyat.

"I think tenth place must be my worst qualifying since I started with the team, so it wasn’t the best day," he said.

"I was frustrated mainly in sector 3. In Q1 and Q2 I felt it was my strongest sector, but then in the end we lost maybe half a second or more through there.

"And I don’t really have an explanation for why that happened. I am disappointed with the outcome, as I had hoped to be at least P7 or P8.

"From the long run I did in FP3 this morning, the car performed consistently and the balance was okay, so we should be okay on tyres tomorrow.

"We are not really quick enough down the straights, so we need a good start and then we will try and do something with strategy."

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