Daniel Ricciardo believes Red Bull Racing can potentially get amongst the front runners during the Singapore Grand Prix, just as it did at the Hungaroring earlier this season.

Having compromised its chances at the Italian Grand Prix by taking new engines, Red Bull is predicting a much stronger weekend around the Marina Bay Circuit, which rewards chassis balance over engine power.

Indeed, with several other teams tipping Red Bull for a surprise this weekend, Ricciardo says he would expect to see the team as competitive as it was in Hungary when it landed a pair of podium results between himself and Daniil Kvyat.

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"It is definitely one that will suit us a lot more," he said. "It is just max downforce and it is what we are normally better at. Ferrari will still be strong and hard for us to beat, but we should be close. Friday will be a tell-tale sign if we are there or thereabouts. If we start on the right foot then we will be there.

"It is a bit like Budapest - from FP1 we were there, and we more or less hung with Ferrari all weekend. In terms of parts, we have bits and pieces, aerodynamic stuff, a few little gurneys here and there. Otherwise nothing else really. Just a progression of Budapest."