Daniel Ricciardo says he hopes to end his time with Toro Rosso with a points finish as the Australian heads into his final race with the team this weekend in Brazil.

The Australian will replace countryman Mark Webber at Red Bull in 2014 and will hope to add to the 19 points he has scored thus far in 2013 on his final appearance before making the move.

Speaking ahead of hitting the track for the first time in FP2, with Daniil Kvyat having taken over his car for the opening session of the weekend, Ricciardo insisted that his only aim in Brazil was to challenge for a place inside the top ten.

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"Obviously this is my final race at Toro Rosso," he said. "I've noticed there's a real increase in the number of questions I'm being asked about what I'm doing next year. On the one hand I'm trying to not think about that but on the other, it's motivating me to make sure I finish this season strongly. We were close to a point last week and hopefully we'll crack the top ten on Sunday.

"I know how much the guys want us to put points on the board, and I know how much they appreciate it when we do. I really want to deliver that for them: the dedication to Toro Rosso is still 100 per cent. That's for my own benefit as well. I want to leave the team on a high to give me a bit of confidence going into next year."

Ricciardo also took time to pay tribute to the man he will replace next year as Webber prepares to bring the curtain down on his F1 career at Interlagos.

"I've got a huge amount of respect for Mark," he said. "I was at his first race in Melbourne back in 2002. I recall it being very exciting to see an Australian doing what he was doing.

"Looking back it seems crazy: fifth in a Minardi. I guess the modern equivalent would be a Marussia doing this same this weekend. It was a massive result and it gave us Australians the motivation to go to Europe and make it work.

"I think he's always been a great ambassador for Australia and it's nice that he hasn't let the sport change him. Good luck to him in the next chapter."