Daniel Ricciardo: “It’s about putting it all together”

The Russian Grand Prix was one to forget for the Red Bull Racing team, after the RB12 of Daniel Ricciardo was side-swiped by the Scuderia Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel on lap 3, following a coming together with the Australian’s team-mate Daniil Kvyat. With both Red Bull cars sustaining damage, it saw the squad score zero points, when they should have been taking advantage of their rival’s misfortune.

As they head to Barcelona however, Ricciardo is confident that the team can have a strong weekend to make up for the last round in Sochi, at a track that should play to the strengths of the RB12.

“Barcelona marks the start of the summer, the weather is starting to get better and we usually go pretty well at the Circuit de Catalunya so I’m looking forward to it,” said Ricciardo.

“I know the track well as we spend quite a lot of time there but there’s always things to learn from the track though so I don’t want to say I know it all, but having had a few races in the car it’s about putting it all together and having a strong weekend.

“It’s a relatively high down force circuit so we can strap most of the things on the car that make it go faster. It’s quite hard on tyres so we are normally a bit stronger than some other teams in that area. It could provide a good opportunity for us to get close to the podium.”