Ricciardo happy to continue Q3 'habit'
27 July 2013 – Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo has declared himself pleased with his qualifying performance for the Hungarian Grand Prix, the Australian finishing eighth after securing his fourth appearance in the top-ten shootout in as many races.
Ricciardo recorded a 1:20.641 to out-qualify team-mate Jean-Éric Vergne for the eighth time this season, but reckons there is still extra pace to be gleaned from the STR8, admitting that without a disappointing Friday he may have placed even higher.
Having thus far failed to convert his Saturday performances into major points-scoring results, Ricciardo stressed the importance of gaining a good start in tomorrow’s race.
"Now comes the bit of the weekend that counts," he added. "We will try to get it right, beginning with a good start. I am not too concerned about starting on the 'dirty' side of the grid and with all the support races before the Grand Prix, I am sure it will be fine."
In the sister Toro Rosso, Vergne finished in 14th position with a time of 1:21.029.