Daniel Ricciardo insisted he is still confident Red Bull can take Formula 1 victory in Singapore despite only qualifying third on Saturday.

Having said on Friday he wanted a "dominant" weekend, Ricciardo said he was left "accepting a little bit of defeat" after ending up on the second row behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen.

Ricciardo put in a time of 1:39.840, nearly three and a half tenths behind Vettel's pole time of 1:39.492, with Verstappen splitting them on 1:39.814.

Ferrari looked off the pace in the Free Practice sessions, with Vettel in particular only managing P11 in FP2 as Ricciardo finished fastest.

"But after a slightly messy Q1, track evolution saw times falling dramatically in Q2 and Q3 and neither Red Bull managed to catch Vettel. 

Ricciardo said he was "a little envious" of Vettel's lap, adding: "But I'm still confident we will get victory. I think we've got a good package.

"I think Seb turned it on in qualifying but I'm looking forward to tomorrow."


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Suspension balance, tire temperature, brake temperature, and safety car status will determine the outcome of this race.

he has to beat his teammate first !

Bet he and verstappen crash early on when they're fighting to get to the front and pull away...

If Vettel is P1 after lap 1 he  could pull enough of a lead  with a clear track to cover an undercut.  Not sure if the red bulls could get within 2 seconds as it will though to follow him with these cars through the highspeed corners.  However, safety cars will surely have an impact.  

After qualifying at the interiew the BIG smile didn't looked for real to me. 

The BIG nose certainly did ;)

I also wouldn't be to surprised if he comes togehter with Max but hopefully not, otherwise Seb gets a free win unless Lewis finds something for race day...

At least Max can't take Dan out from behind lol