After a Saturday discreet, Red Bull shone with strength where you least expect. The team of Milton Keynes advanced positions in the race in Bahrain, with Daniel Ricciardo as the best exponent. The australian finished again in fourth place after being very competitive throughout the Saturday. “The start of the race was interesting. I did not finish very well, and I could see that the situation was a bit chaotic in the curve 1. I Tried to take advantage of this, peo I ended up with damage on the front wing when Bottas and I we touch”.
despite the damage, the tyre strategy was broadly favourable to the interests of Ricciardo: “there Was a moment in which I thought I would have to put a spoiler again, since the piece that was let go seemed to be important. we Were able to hold out a few turns, competing with the Williams. Damage not affected me too much, and we had a good race, although a little lonely towards the end, and we took some good points”.
Daniil Kvyat also had a career positive. The Russian pilot started in 15th place after a poor lap in Q2 on the previous day, and very soon managed to storm the top 10, finishing the test in seventh position: “I’m satisfied with today. It was complicated at first, but I would say that the race went very well considering where we started. We had good pace and a good result. The strategy worked well and the team worked to avoid traffic on the track, when we saw an opportunity, we went for it and made that the race would be fun”.
“it Was good to see that we were fighting with the cars head; in the proper circuit, I think this will be interesting. We need to work on our rankings, and don’t repeat the disaster of yesterday. In China I will sit with my side of the garage, and we will analyze what we can improve. I’m going with the glass half-full“.