Daniel Ricciardo proved that the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team have a strong package this weekend at the Hungaroring after qualifying fourth on Saturday, while team-mate Daniil Kvyat took seventh.
Ricciardo was happy to qualify fourth, and within striking distance of Scuderia Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, and hopes to be able to challenge the his former team-mate in the race on Sunday.
“I am really happy with the session today and with my qualifying performance,” said Ricciardo. “We were very close to Seb which is positive.
“I found a really good rhythm, obviously we had a few problems yesterday but the weekend as a whole has gone well so far.
“Our long run pace was pretty handy yesterday so I am confident we can battle it out with the red cars in the race tomorrow. I’m feeling good about it.”
While Ricciardo was happy with his performance, team-mate Kvyat was less enthusiastic about his own display, feeling he could and should have been higher up the grid than seventh after failing to find a rhythm during the session.
“It was tough today, it wasn’t my best qualifying session as I didn’t find a good rhythm,” revealed Kvyat. “It’s disappointing, we should be stronger at this track.
“We are starting the race tomorrow from an okay position, hopefully we can move up the grid, it won’t be easy but we’ll try our best.”