Daniel Ricciardo says this is probably his best chance to challenge for a win in this year's Formula 1 World Championship after qualifying on the front row for the Singapore Grand Prix.

On a weekend that has seen Red Bull get back to some of its best form around a circuit that rewards chassis prowess over outright power - the area it has struggled in 2015 -, both Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat have glimpsed the potential of the evolving RB11 package with strong performances since the start of the weekend.

It was form that would take Ricciardo all the way to the front of the grid for the Marina Bay race, but while the Australian was a sizeable six tenths off Ferrari pole sitter and former team-mate Sebastian Vettel, he feels he can now potentially go one better than his original target of a podium.

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"It is definitely my best chance [for a win]," he said. "I think coming into the weekend we thought it would be our best chance to get back on the podium and today's result show it has backed up the confidence I and the team had in the car. Tomorrow is where the points are and the champagne is, but we have put ourselves in the best position today. We expected to work well, so we are pretty happy and we will try to hang in on the long runs so we can make a race of it."

Indeed, Ricciardo saved particular praise for the Red Bull team and the way it has improved the RB11 since Silverstone, saying the car has 'come alive'.

"It is nice to be back up here on the front row - It has been a while. I am really happy for the team as well, I think we have made a lot of progress since Silverstone, but I think particularly since Budapest," he said. "The car has really come alive and it is nice we can show that here."