Ricciardo thinks Red Bull can push Mercedes
22 May 2014 – Daniel Ricciardo is optimistic that Red Bull will be able to "give Mercedes a run" over the course of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend.
The Australian's comments come after an encouraging first day in the Principality, which saw him finish close behind Silver Arrows duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in the fully dry opening practice session.
"The morning went well. We seem to be there or thereabouts," said Ricciardo.
"With a few little tweaks over next 24 hours… if we get it the way we want it we'll give them a run."
Ricciardo's team-mate, Sebastian Vettel, was also in a positive frame of mind after Thursday's running.
"We didn't do many laps but it felt good," said Vettel, who was fifth in the morning and third in the afternoon.
"It was limited in terms of what you could learn but we improved the car from the morning."