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Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2016

Ricciardo rues 'bad luck' after missing podium

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was left to rue his misfortune after he missed out on the podium positions at the Spanish Grand Prix. Ricciardo controlled proceedings during the first two stints at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya after Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg collided at Turn 4. Ricciardo used a three-stop strategy but was overhauled by two-stopping Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen, while Ferrari used the undercut to move Sebastian Vettel ahead of the Australian. Ricciardo tried to pass Vettel for third but […]

Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2016

Verstappen delights in maiden Formula 1 triumph

Max Verstappen hailed an "amazing" day as he secured his maiden Formula 1 victory in his first race for Red Bull. Verstappen moved up to second place at the start following the collision between Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, and went on to take the lead courtesy of a two-stop strategy, with team-mate Daniel Ricciardo on a three-stop approach which proved to be slower. Verstappen kept Kimi Raikkonen at bay across the final 20 laps to hold on and claim his first victory […]

Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2016

Verstappen takes maiden win, Mercedes collide

Max Verstappen became the youngest winner in Formula 1 history after triumphing during a dramatic Spanish Grand Prix after a first lap collision eliminated Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Verstappen kept Kimi Räikkönen at bay across the final stint of the race to take victory on his Red Bull debut, following a frenetic start in which the Mercedes drivers collided. Verstappen and Räikkönen made a two-stop strategy work while initial lead Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel stopped three times. Vettel held third, […]

Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2016

Ricciardo upbeat as Red Bull overhauls Ferrari

Daniel Ricciardo expressed his elation as Red Bull overhauled Ferrari during qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix. Ricciardo completed only a single run in Q3 but it was sufficient for the Australian to qualify in third place, with new team-mate Max Verstappen in fourth place. Ferrari was unable to respond to the times of Ricciardo and Verstappen, leaving Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel in fifth and sixth. "Firstly I'm really happy to be back here in this press conference, I'll try and be here tomorrow," […]

Posted on Friday, May 13, 2016

Verstappen content after first day with Red Bull

Max Verstappen received his first day of action in Red Bull's RB12 at the Spanish Grand Prix following his promotion from Toro Rosso. Verstappen has been moved up to the senior team after just 23 Grands Prix and set the sixth quickest time during the second practice at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. "I’m happy; for a first day you can’t complain," he said. "We got through a lot of work and did a lot of laps and I think that’s the most important thing for […]

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016

Ricciardo eyes first podium of 2016

Daniel Ricciardo says the layout of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, home to this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, presents Red Bull with an opportunity to fight for the podium positions. Ricciardo's maiden Formula 1 podium came at the circuit two years ago, when he placed third, and the Australian began 2016 with a string of fourth place finishes in Australia, Bahrain and China. Ricciardo, who will be joined this weekend by Toro Rosso graduate Max Verstappen, is confident the RB12's traits will enable the outfit to […]

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2016

Verstappen: No extra pressure at Red Bull

Max Verstappen does not believe that he faces extra pressure off the back of his promotion from Toro Rosso to Red Bull. Verstappen, 18, made his Formula 1 debut with Toro Rosso in 2015 having been signed by Red Bull's young driver scheme mid-2014 while racing in Formula 3. Verstappen caught the eye during his debut campaign but remained with Toro Rosso into 2016, before Red Bull announced on Thursday that he will race for the senior squad across the remainder of the year. Verstappen […]

Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2016

Marko: Red Bull trying to help Kvyat

Red Bull motorsport consultant Helmut Marko says that Daniil Kvyat could not cope with the pressure of racing alongside Daniel Ricciardo and insists the Russian's demotion will be beneficial. Kvyat joined Red Bull at the start of 2015 and finished on the podium in China, but endured a troublesome home race, twice colliding with Sebastian Vettel at the start before trailing home in 15th place. Kvyat, who was out-qualified 4-0 by Ricciardo across the opening four Grands Prix, will return to Toro Rosso, having raced […]

Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2016

Verstappen replaces Kvyat at Red Bull

Red Bull has confirmed that Max Verstappen will join the team with immediate effect, with Daniil Kvyat returning to Toro Rosso. Kvyat endured a challenging Russian Grand Prix, twice making contact with Sebastian Vettel through the first sequence of corners before going on to finish a lowly 15th. Verstappen will partner Daniel Ricciardo, while Kvyat will join Sainz Jr. at Toro Rosso, having raced for the team in 2014. "Max has proven to be an outstanding young talent," said Red Bull boss Christian Horner. "His […]

Posted on Monday, May 2, 2016

Ricciardo expects apology from Kvyat

Daniel Ricciardo says he expects an apology from Red Bull team-mate Daniil Kvyat for triggering a first lap collision at the Russian Grand Prix. Kvyat braked late into Turn 2 and struck the back of Sebastian Vettel, which sent the Ferrari driver into the path of Ricciardo, causing damage to the Australian's RB12. Ricciardo was forced to pit for repairs following the incident and trailed home in 11th place, after completing the remainder of the race on a single set of Medium tyres. "I expect […]

Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2016

Kvyat apologises for first lap Vettel clash

Daniil Kvyat has apologised to Ferrari rival after they clashed on the opening lap for a second successive race in Russia. Kvyat hit Vettel under braking for Turn 2 and clipped the Ferrari driver once more at Turn 3, the latter contact sending Vettel into the barriers. Kvyat was handed a 10 second stop and go penalty for causing the collision and had three penalty points added to his license. "There was a bit going on obviously in the last moment I didn’t expect to […]

Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2016

Kvyat doubts Red Bull can challenge Williams

Daniil Kvyat says he doubts whether Red Bull will be able to provide a challenge to Williams across the course of the Russian Grand Prix. Red Bull has bested Williams so far in 2016 but the nature of the Sochi Autodrom has played into the hands of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa, who will line up from second and fourth respectively. Kvyat, meanwhile, is a comparatively lonely eighth on the grid for his home race. "I thought we could find something extra for Q3 but […]