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Posted on Saturday, September 19, 2015

Ricciardo eyes battle for victory

Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull can challenge for victory during the Singapore Grand Prix, after he matched his best qualifying result in Formula 1 with second place. Ricciardo finished behind only former team-mate Sebastian Vettel in qualifying at Marina Bay and reckons that he can provide a test to the German in race trim, as he chases his first win in over a year. "Qualifying was exciting and to have no Mercedes up here [in the top three] is a surprise, so we will definitely […]

Posted on Friday, September 18, 2015

Red Bull pair play down practice pace

Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo played down Red Bull's pace during practice for the Singapore Grand Prix, after an encouraging second session for the team. Kvyat set the quickest time while Ricciardo clocked the third best lap, despite being held up by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel while provisionally on course to go top. "We expected the car to perform better at this track because it has fewer straights" said Kvyat, who had a fuel systems problem in the opening session. "This afternoon, it didn’t look bad […]

Posted on Friday, September 18, 2015

Kvyat ends second Singapore session fastest

Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat sprung a surprise as he topped the second practice session at the Singapore Grand Prix. Kvyat set a time of 1:46.142 as drivers conducted qualifying runs on Super Soft tyres, finishing 0.039s clear of Ferrari rival Kimi Raikkonen. Daniel Ricciardo was a tenth of a second further back in third position despite being compromised by Sebastian Vettel on his hot lap. Mercedes could manage only fourth and seventh, with Lewis Hamilton over three tenths down on Kvyat and Nico Rosberg […]

Posted on Saturday, September 5, 2015

Red Bull pair hope for race progress

Red Bull pair Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat are hoping to make progress into the points at the Italian Grand Prix, following engine penalties for both drivers. The FIA has yet to confirm the starting grid for Sunday's race, but with Ricciardo having sustained a 25 place drop and Kvyat a demotion of 15 spots, the pair are expected to line-up at the back of the pack. "We’ll be starting from the back tomorrow and we’ll try to make up some places," said Ricciardo. "The […]

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2015

Red Bull drivers get combined 40 place drop

Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat are likely to start from the back of the grid at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix after sustaining a combined 40 place penalty. With the characteristics of the Monza circuit unlikely to suit Red Bull's package, the team has opted to change several engine parts and sustain a heavy sanction. Ricciardo has a nominal 25 place drop, 10 of which come from using a sixth Internal Combustion Engine [ICE], the first time he has had a sixth […]

Posted on Friday, August 21, 2015

Ricciardo hoping to convert practice pace

Daniel Ricciardo says that Red Bull will be satisfied if it can carry forward the pace which it displayed during Friday's practice sessions for the Belgian Grand Prix. Ricciardo was third fastest to Mercedes pair Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton across both sessions at Spa Francorchamps and, having claimed his first 2015 podium at the most recent race in Hungary, believes finishing second best would be another positive result for the team. "Generally I think if we can stay third and fourth at this track […]

Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2015

Ricciardo confident of challenging Ferrari

Daniel Ricciardo is confident that Red Bull will be able to challenge Ferrari during the Hungarian Grand Prix. Red Bull has endured a difficult campaign but Ricciardo secured fourth place in qualifying at the Hungaroring, narrowly behind Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel. Ricciardo is optimistic of battling his former team-mate on Sunday as Red Bull chases its first podium of 2015. "I am really happy with the session today and with my qualifying performance," he said. "We were very close to Seb which is positive. I […]

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015

Ricciardo: Red Bull easier to drive

Daniel Ricciardo says that the Red Bull RB11 is easier to drive compared to recent races as the squad emerged as Mercedes' nearest challenger during practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Ricciardo suffered an engine failure in the second session but was still able to finish in third position, with team-mate Daniil Kvyat second only to Lewis Hamilton. Ricciardo, who has scored just one point across the last three races, is confident of a better showing at the Hungaroring. "The car felt good today" he […]

Posted on Saturday, July 4, 2015

Ricciardo laments low speed corners issue

Daniel Ricciardo believes he is missing out on speed in the low speed corners as he was the slowest of the Q3 runners during qualifying for the British Grand Prix. Ricciardo, who finished on the podium at last year's race, could manage only 10th position and rued his lap being deleted, along with the pace of the RB11 at slow speed. "It was a mixed qualifying for me," said Ricciardo. "My fastest time was deleted and it’s something we have to review as I don’t […]

Posted on Friday, July 3, 2015

Red Bull encouraged by practice pace

Red Bull drivers Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo say they are encouraged by the pace displayed by the squad during the second practice session for the British Grand Prix. Kvyat was fifth quickest, 0.854s down on pace setter Nico Rosberg, while team-mate Daniel Ricciardo was close behind in sixth position. "The car felt comfortable today and we got through our programme," said Kvyat. "It’s looking good for us so far, but it’s only Friday so we have the weekend ahead and it is too early […]

Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2015

Kvyat: Damage 'massively compromised' race

Daniil Kvyat says his chances of collecting a good result at the Austrian Grand Prix were compromised when he collected damage on the first lap of the race. Kvyat clipped the back of Sergio Perez at the start and pitted for repairs, though the contact left the Russian with damage to the underside of the car. "It was a very tough race today," he said. "The front wing was damaged on the first lap and from then on my race was massively compromised. "The bodywork […]

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015

Ricciardo targets 'fun' recovery after penalty

Daniel Ricciardo says he hopes to qualify in the top eight in order to limit the damage of his 10 place grid penalty for using a fifth engine at this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix. Ricciardo will slip towards the back of the grid due to his sanction and, having placed 17th in practice, is hoping for improvements on Saturday in order to avoid a time penalty in the race if he is unable to serve his full punishment. "The track conditions were tricky today; I […]