Daniel Ricciardo admits he and Red Bull team-mate Daniil Kvyat are still struggling for balance with the RB11 after a tough Chinese Grand Prix.
It was a tough race for Ricciardo in Shanghai as he dropped down the order after a poor start and had to battle his way back to ninth.
Despite a challenging start to the season, the Australian is confident there is potential to extract from the RB11 once he and Kvyat can settle on the right set-up.
“There’s definitely, I believe, within the car, more to be unlocked,” he said ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix. “In terms of setup, I don’t think myself or Dany [Kvyat] have really found a balance or setting that we’re really comfortable with.
“I think China took a step forward, we did start to feel more comfortable but it still obviously didn’t give us a big chunk of lap time that we thought was still in there.
“There’s still a few balance things. If we keep ironing them out we will find… I don’t think it’s a second but we are going to find a fair few tenths that will put us in that group with Williams and hopefully get us onto the back of the Ferraris.
“Yeah. Good race here last year. I think we had good pace. Again just optimistic for a better weekend here. Everyone’s ready to go, and obviously after my start last week I’m hanging out to get back on the grid and redeem myself.”
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