Daniel Ricciardo says he won't settle for less next season and will be after more victories to add to those notched-up in Canada, Hungary and Belgium.

Ricciardo stepped up from Toro Rosso to Red Bull in 2014 and scored 238 points in total, leaving him third in the Drivers' Championship, 71 points up on out-going team-mate and four-time F1 world champion, Sebastian Vettel.

Reflecting on his year at the FIA Prize-Giving Gala in Qatar, he said it was clearly a break-through season and he is now looking to go up another level in 2015.

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"Hopefully [we can do] better things [next year]," said the Australian. "I think this year was a big step forward in my career, a big step in the direction I wanted it to go in.

"Obviously the Mercedes were dominant, but I was able to score the only other three wins of the season, so that was a big year for me. Once you make one step you want to keep making more. I won't settle for anything else now. We will see.

"I am sure Mercedes are going to very quick again next year. But the gap is there for us to close, so hopefully we can do that.

"I am looking forward to the future now."

Asked if he was surprised by what he did in 2014, Ricciardo replied: "A little bit. [Although] deep down I always believed that I could do it and that if I had the equipment and the opportunity I could do it.

"However, looking back on it, looking at Mercedes' domination and for me to be the only driver that broke that, yeah that surprised me a little bit."