Ricciardo aims for podium in Spain


Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo is confident that they will get close to a podium at the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend.

As the fifth race of the season approaches, Ricciardo finished fourth in the opening three races while only disappointing in the most recent one in Russia, where he finished 11th.

The Australian explained that their RB12 is well suited for the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya after spending time on the track during pre-season testing.

"We usually go pretty well at the Circuit de Catalunya so I’m looking forward to it," the 26-year-old said.

"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."