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Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2015

Kvyat: Not possible to pass Hulkenberg

Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat rued his lack of straight line speed as he was unable to get ahead of Force India rival Nico Hulkenberg during the Brazilian Grand Prix. Having passed the German at the start, Force India used the undercut at the first round of stops to move Hulkenberg ahead, leaving Kvyat down in seventh place, where he remained for the remainder of the race. "We extracted pretty much the maximum out of what we could have done," said Kvyat. "Unfortunately we got […]

Posted on Saturday, November 14, 2015

Ricciardo: New Renault engine not worth it

Daniel Ricciardo says it was not worth him using Renault's new power unit during the Brazilian Grand Prix, as he qualified in ninth position. Ricciardo fitted Renault's upgraded unit to his RB11 but qualified two positions behind team-mate Daniil Kvyat and was unimpressed by the developments. "No," he said when asked if the engine had delivered an improvement. "We had to try it and we do need some data on it but I’ll have a look at the overlay with Dani later but no it […]

Posted on Sunday, November 1, 2015

Ricciardo: Red Bull had podium shot

Daniel Ricciardo reckons Red Bull had a shot at finishing on the podium at the Mexican Grand Prix, before ultimately missing out to Williams' Valtteri Bottas. Daniil Kvyat occupied third for much of the race but the field was bunched up behind the Safety Car during the closing stages and the Russian was unable to prevent Bottas from cruising past. Ricciardo trailed Kvyat home to take fifth position and believes Red Bull made a strategic tyre error and missed out on a top three result. […]

Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2015

Ricciardo feared exit from Q2

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo admitted he was unhappy with the feel of his RB11 throughout qualifying and at once stage feared he would not progress through to the top 10 shootout in Mexico. Ricciardo will start the Mexican Grand Prix from fifth place on the grid, behind team-mate Daniil Kvyat, but reckons Red Bull struggled for pace in qualifying compared to the preceding practice sessions. "In practice we looked pretty good and all through qualifying I wasn’t really that happy," he said. "We struggled […]

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015

Kvyat hopes Red Bull can maintain pace

Daniil Kvyat is hopeful that Red Bull will be able to translate its Friday practice pace into a strong qualifying result at the Mexican Grand Prix, following an encouraging outing for the team. Kvyat was second quickest at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, behind Mercedes' Nico Rosberg. and was backed up by team-mate Daniel Ricciardo. "Conditions were changing quite a lot today and as you expect with a new track, it was evolving a lot too," he said. "How things are right now, we look very […]

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2015

Ricciardo: Using new Renault engine unlikely

Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull is unlikely to use the upgraded Renault power unit available to the squad at this weekend's United States Grand Prix. Renault has brought the modified engine to the Circuit of the Americas as it bids to refine performance but if drivers fit the unit they will sustain a 10 place grid penalty, as per the regulations. Ricciardo says that the impact of the penalty is not outweighed by the potential gains available from the engine. "It's available if we want […]

Posted on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Kvyat happy after 'squeezing' Red Bull potential

Red Bull youngster Daniil Kvyat expressed his happiness after he collected fifth position at his home event in Russia. Kvyat started the race from 11th place on the grid but made progress and avoided the trouble which affected some of his rivals to secure fifth spot and bag 10 championship points. "I think we squeezed everything out of it today and 10 points at the end of such a complicated race is a very good achievement, so we have to be satisfied with these points," […]

Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2015

Red Bull drivers rue lack of pace

Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat accept the squad simply lacks pace as the pair qualified in the midfield for the Russian Grand Prix. Ricciardo made it through to Q3 but was the slowest of the 10 runners, while Kvyat could manage only 11th and was eliminated in Q2. "We were slower with the set-up we had in Q3 but we’ve learned which direction to go in for tomorrow, so that’s a positive," said Ricciardo. "Even with a good lap, at this track, […]

Posted on Friday, October 9, 2015

Kvyat hopes to avoid repeat of Japan

Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat is wary of avoiding the mistakes which he made during the third practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix, following a lack of running during practice in Russia. Kvyat described his Saturday morning session in Japan as 'not great', leading to him suffering an enormous accident in qualifying which wrecked his weekend. With running at a premium following a disrupted opening day of action for his home race at the Sochi Autodrom, Kvyat is aware of the need to enjoy […]

Posted on Sunday, September 27, 2015

Ricciardo, Massa disappointed by collision

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Williams rival Felipe Massa rued a missed opportunity after the pair collided on the opening lap of the Japanese Grand Prix. Ricciardo surged forwards from seventh but was squeezed between Massa and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, making contact with the Williams in the process and leaving the pair with punctures. Ricciardo could only recover to 15th position, while Massa was twice-lapped on his way to 17th. "At the start, the best line for me was straight down the middle," he said. […]

Posted on Friday, September 25, 2015

Kvyat pleased with Red Bull handling

Daniil Kvyat says he would prefer the wet weather to continue at Suzuka after topping Friday's second practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix. Kvyat clocked the quickest time during wet conditions at the venue and while dry weather is expected for the remainder of the weekend, the Russian believes that the Red Bull RB11 works well in tricky running. "The track was slippery the more it drizzled and Suzuka is a narrow circuit and there are a few corners where the car had a […]

Posted on Sunday, September 20, 2015

Ricciardo pleased to match Vettel pace

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 […]