Daniel Ricciardo says it is his goal to prove he is not a "one hit wonder" at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix after losing his podium in Australia.

An impressive debut for Red Bull in Melbourne was ruined late on Sunday night when Ricciardo was excluded from second place for a fuel flow issue. Having originally secured the first podium finish of his F1 career - with Red Bull having appealed his exclusion - Ricciardo says he will be aiming to repeat the result as soon as possible to show he belongs at the front of the grid.

"Just for me personally now I've proved I can race up the front," Ricciardo said. "It's just to try to continue and keep doing it. I definitely don't want to be a one hit wonder, so it's to keep doing it. Whether we get the points back or not there are still a lot of races to go and hopefully the more points I get will accumulate to a good position by the end of the season. So there's still a lot going on for me and I will try to get a lot of points this weekend and hopefully keep them."

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Ricciardo also said he was not dwelling on his exclusion from the race in Australia, focusing instead on the positives from the race weekend in order to give himself confidence for the rest of the season.

"I've obviously had a bit of time to get over it so I'm alright now. Sunday night was a little bit disappointing; it's not the news you want to hear when you're trying to celebrate! So Sunday night I had a bit of time to think about it and Monday as well I had a few cameras in my face at the airport, so they let me know about it, so I couldn't really escape it for about 24 hours but after that I was home.

"I did some good training, spent some time with friends and family and was staying occupied and not thinking about it too much more. In any case I took definitely more positives out of the result and the weekend than that negative."