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Anonymous race for Red Bull in Brazil

Anonymous race for Red Bull in Brazil

A tough Brazilian Grand Prix saw Daniil Kvyat bring home six more points for the team, while Daniel Ricciardo battled back from a power unit penalty and a start at the back end of the grid to finish in 12th place, though he would later be classified 11th.

Kvyat meanwhile felt more points were possible, but was happy to bring home a solid result at a circuit Red Bull expected to struggle at.

“Today [Sunday] we extracted pretty much the maximum out of what we could have done. Unfortunately we got undercut by Force India at the first pit stop which compromised our race a bit. Kvyat said

“After that I was following Hulkenberg all the time and it was quite hard to find a place to overtake.

“We were stuck behind him trying to attack but they were controlling us in a straight line so it wasn’t easy, I got in DRS range a couple of times but it didn’t really help.

The Australian, Daniel Ricciardo started from 19th on the grid as a result of an engine penalty, but couldn’t make it higher than 12th come the chequered flag, though it later became 11th due to Felipe Massa’s exclusion from the race.

“In the first few laps we made up some positions and did what we could and then we went for an aggressive first stop,” Ricciardo said.

“When we put the primes on, we didn’t really have the tyre life we thought we would so we still had to do a three stop race, running at a pretty similar pace to the cars around us.

“Parts of the race were a little bit boring, although I had a nice battle with Sergio for a few laps, which was encouraging.

“I had to get around him twice and that kept me excited for a while. Clearly my grid penalty didn’t help today, but Abu Dhabi’s next and that has always been a good circuit for us.

“I enjoy it a lot so for the last race of the season we’ll hopefully finish strong and in the points.”

Team Principal Christian Horner admitted afterwards that the track, in the conditions, had not suited the team.

“We knew this was going to be a difficult track for us and we were proved right this afternoon, even though the team and the drivers did their utmost to bring home the best possible result,” he said.

“Overtaking is very difficult here and we couldn’t match the pace of the quickest cars down the straight: we clearly weren’t alone in this as only four cars finished on the lead lap. Dany finished where he qualified to bring home some valuable points.”

“As for Daniel, who made up seven places from his grid position, we tried giving him a short final stint on the softer tyre to see if he could catch and pass some cars in the closing laps but today it didn’t pay off.”

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