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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