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Ricciardo: Toro Rosso making massive effort for Chinese GP

Daniel Ricciardo: I think we'll be fighting for points [in China] because the race pace has been fine but it would be nice to be starting higher up the grid. We need to get the flow of the weekend a bit better, get back in the groove
Daniel Ricciardo has revealed there is a 'massive amount of effort' going on at Toro Rosso ahead of the next race in China.

Although the Italian-based team has scored this season - after team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne salvaged a tenth place finish in Malaysia, Ricciardo himself has yet to open his account and while the Aussie admits he is not happy about that, he is refusing to be downbeat.

Indeed he is confident that the team can fight for points at the Shanghai International Circuit in two weeks time, although he concedes that they need to do a lot better in qualifying.

“Two races down and no points on the board. It's not really the start I'd hoped for but there are plenty of positives,” Ricciardo wrote in his post-Malaysia blog.

“I think we'll be fighting for points [in China] because the race pace has been fine but it would be nice to be starting higher up the grid. We need to get the flow of the weekend a bit better, get back in the groove.

“There's a lot of work for us to do but everyone wants to make it happen and believes that we can – so there'll be a massive amount of effort going in the factory between now and China,” he added.

Meanwhile, looking back specifically on Malaysia, the Aussie admitted he was 'angry' with himself for his off on out-lap to the grid, something that damaged the floor on his STR8 and ultimately compromised his whole afternoon, leading to his retirement a few laps from the end.

“We tried to rebalance the car after each stint but I think the floor had started to come apart. We were burning fuel as the race went on and the track should have been getting quicker but we weren't improving the lap times because the car was deteriorating under me. Eventually I had to abandon the race but I was well off the pace at that point [anyway],” he noted.



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24.03.2013- Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8
24.03.2013- Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8
24.03.2013- Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8
24.03.2013- Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8
23.03.2013- Qualifying, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8
21.03.2013- Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8

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