Ricciardo: Podium would be satisfying

By on Saturday, May 10, 2014
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Daniel Ricciardo says scoring the maiden podium of his Formula 1 career would be a satisfying result at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Ricciardo qualified in third place for the race, behind the dominant Mercedes duo.

"Without putting too much attention on Mercedes, I'm happy with what I'm doing, so I think today was pretty good and I wasn't too disappointed with the lap," he said.

"I don't really see how I could have improved much more today, so I think we're doing the best we can, but now that we're around third or fourth I want to close the gap to the silver cars!

"If Mercedes continue at the pace they had today then realistically we won't catch them, so then third, although it wouldn't be a victory, it would be really satisfying."

Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel had a less positive day as he stopped on track in Q3 and will start from 10th.

"I left the garage for Q3 and lost drive in second gear; I still had third gear and above so we thought we could do the lap with that, but by Turn 1 I had lost all the other gears, so we couldn’t continue," he said.

"I was getting more in to the rhythm with each lap after missing yesterday’s sessions. It was quite close between the cars after the Mercedes and I think I could have had a go for P3 today, but we didn’t get that far. I’m of course quite disappointed."

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