Red Bull duo pleased with progress in Malaysia
28 March 2014 – Red Bull pairing Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo declared themselves content after the two practice sessions on Friday ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Vettel was third fastest in the second practice session as he recovered from a lack of running in the first session.
"I think we had a good day, obviously Friday timings are not the most important thing in the world but it’s good to be up there and in range of the top guys," said Vettel, who set his quickest lap time on his second lap on his option tyre run.
"I think we had a decent day, not a completely smooth day for both of us, there are still some things to solve on the software side and the programming, but that’s the way it is. I think we have to learn a lot but all in all, I’m quite happy."
Team-mate Ricciardo was seventh quickest in second practice and survived a lurid moment late on in the session, when his RB10 bounced across the gravel.
"I think we learned quite a lot about the short run pace this morning," said Ricciardo. "We were pretty pleased with the progress we made, but it could have been better with the long runs. I think we’ve got some room for improvement, but that’s what tonight’s for. Reliability was good today, so I think we’re pretty pleased with that."