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Ricciardo needs 'points on the board'

Thursday 3rd April 2014

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Ricciardo needs 'points on the board'

Ricciardo needs 'points on the board'

Daniel Ricciardo says his goal in Bahrain is to score his first confirmed points of the season as he waits to learn where his Australian 18 will be returned.

Although Ricciardo finished second at the season-opening Australian GP he was later excluded from the results when his RB10 was found to have exceeded the fuel flow limit.

Throw in a retirement at the next race in Malaysia and the Red Bull racer now heads into round three, Bahrain, without a single World Championship point to his name.

"I'm going to Bahrain thinking that I have to be starting 11th, and need an aggressive start to get me back into contention," Ricciardo said.

"I need to get some points on the board and that's not going to happen if I'm cruising around in the middle of the pack.

"That said, I don't think I need to change anything much. I think I'm driving with good intensity, so I don't need to do anything dramatically different."

The 24-year-old, who joined Red Bull at the start of this year from Toro Rosso, added that while he is hoping for a solid race, he knows his RB10 is down in straight-line speed compared to its main rivals.

"We know we're a little bit down on straight-line speed and that really hurts somewhere like Sepang. But through sector two [the twisty section] we were strong all weekend and on the pace of the Mercs.

"We'll see how Bahrain treats us but once we get to China and, even better, Barcelona, I think we can really take the fight to them."

Red Bull's appeal hearing into Ricciardo's disqualification will be heard in Paris on 14 April.

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