Ricciardo out to ‘nail’ Ferrari

Date published: July 25 2015

Daniel Ricciardo firmly believes Red Bull can take Ferrari in the Hungarian GP having shown strong race-pace on Friday.

Although the Australian racer lost out to Sebastian Vettel in Saturday's qualifying, P4 to the German's P3, he reckons he will have the advantage come Sunday.

Ricciardo showed impressive race-pace in FP2 on Friday, even challenging the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton lap on lap.

As such he heads into the Sunday's race confident of a good result – and maybe even a first podium for 2015.

"I think we've a chance, I do," Ricciardo told Motorsport.com.

"[Ferrari] were a long way off the pace yesterday, in low and high fuel, so it's really hard to assess where they are. Obviously they showed a lot more speed today.

"Our long run-pace yesterday was pretty handy so I'm confident we can nail them tomorrow. I think the race will be strong for us."

As for his own performance in qualifying, Ricciardo said he was happy with it but did think his lap had secured him a top-three slot.

"I was really happy with the session, to be honest.

"It was really close and I thought the lap was good enough, I was expecting my engineer to say I'd got top-three. But it was half a tenth to Seb.

"Obviously we've had a few problems this weekend, but as a team it's been our most solid so far."