Ricciardo pleased to match Vettel pace

By on Sunday, September 20, 2015
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Daniel Ricciardo said he was pleased to match the pace of race winner Sebastian Vettel after claiming second position at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Ricciardo collected second place at Marina Bay after trailing Vettel throughout the race, remaining around three seconds behind his former team-mate for much of the 61 laps.

"I think Sebastian experimented a bit today, start of the race he just went and realised towards the end of the stint I was coming," he said.

"I think if it wasn’t for the Safety Car we would have got very close in terms of the pit stop and maybe the undercut was possible, but then in the second stint it seemed he learned from the first and backed it up, he just went after that.

"His pace was good and it was representative of qualifying and we seemed to be the two quickest cars today.

"We came in here pretty confident, careful not to be over-confident but the pace we showed was strong, race pace was good and I think we matched Sebastian and we have to be happy with this weekend, it’s nice to capitalise, Budapest we had a chance and we’ve done it again here."

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