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Thursday press conference - Spanish GP - Pt.1

And what about your own performances against your team-mate? It's 2-2 in qualifying, you both have a best result of 11th, does that satisfy you?

Valtteri Bottas:
I think from my side it's not been a bad start. It's still my first season racing F1 and there's a lot to learn. It's been quite a smooth start, of course there's always things you could do better and willing to improve a lot during the next few races and during the whole season.

Daniel, a breakthrough result for you personally in China, qualifying and finishing seventh. Is that the limit though for Toro Rosso at the moment, or can you do more?

Daniel Ricciardo:
I'd like to be able to do more. I think seventh was the best we could have done in China. Obviously the week after wasn't anywhere near what we showed a week earlier in China but I think yeah, that's probably where we were at that time. We brought some updates this weekend – along with probably every other team – so we have to see now which direction it favours. Hopefully it can push us further up the front. We'll have to see but I think for us to just try to get some more top tens more consistently. It was great to have a one-off good result but we want to finish in the points more often. So, we'll see what we've got this weekend, really. We're all excited to see how much of a gain we make and hopefully the others haven't made any big gains.

What has the Red Bull management said it expects from you – and do you and they feel you're on target at the moment?

Daniel Ricciardo:
I was waiting for one of these questions! For them what they expect is, I think, what they've always expected from us juniors since I started in the junior team a few years ago now. Just to maximise our equipment, to show some signs of being a potential winner, a potential champion and just to make the most out of what we've got really. I definitely felt China, that was achieved, but doing it once isn't really going to stick for 19 races. It's got to happen more often. I think it's along those lines really, just to maximise it and get some good results like I did there. Want more now, that definitely… not only for them but for me, that's what I want.

Related Pictures

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19.04.2013- Free Practice 1, Sergio Perez (MEX) McLaren MP4-28
20.04.2012- Free Practice 3, Esteban Gutierrez (MEX), Sauber F1 Team C32
21.03.2013- Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8
20.04.2012- Qualifying, Press conference, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB9
18.04.2013- Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Williams F1 Team FW35
14.04.2013- Race, Press conference, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F138

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