Daniel Ricciardo had a humorous message for his young team-mate as Red Bull Racing heads to this weekend's Russian Grand Prix: be quiet leaving the hotel!

The Australian expects team-mate Daniil Kvyat to be shouldering the bulk of the media requests at his first home grand prix as part of the Red Bull Racing line-up and, knowing how in demand he himself became in Melbourne at the start of the year, reckons the Russian will be busy.

"I'm looking forward to putting my feet up and letting him do the heavy lifting...," Ricciardo grinned, before offering Kvyat a little advice on handling the workload, "Take a deep breath and hold on - and don't look too far ahead at the schedule. Take each event as it comes and, before you know it, you'll be through it and strapping into the car.

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"Also, don't make too much noise in the hotel when you're leaving in the mornings. I'm planning to have a lie-in. Before a swim...!"