Qualifying mode? What qualifying mode? Ferrari looked like they may threaten Red Bull for pole, but Ricciardo was having none of it in Q3.
His first lap out of the box was epic, the Australian becoming the first driver – and as it turned out only driver – to break into the 1m 10s, smashing the track record in the process.
He then asked “how much are we quickest by?” He needn't have worried, with a stunning...
Daniel Ricciardo has said he would have "100 per cent" gone for an attempted overtake on Sebastian Vettel at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas opted not to try and squeeze past the race leader in the dying stages of a thrilling race at the Bahrain International Circuit, with one pundit suggesting the Finn "bottled" the opportunity to win.
If he was in that situation, Ricciardo said he would have had no hesitation in launching an attack on his former team-mate.
Sebastian Vettel beat Valtteri Bottas in a nail-biting finish to the Bahrain Grand Prix, a race that saw Lewis Hamilton recover to third and a double DNF for Red Bull.
After the bore-fest that was Australia, Bahrain delivered in both picturesque setting and drama from start to finish.
Pole sitter Sebastian Vettel set himself up for a second win of this season with a clinical start, unchallenged off the line by either Kimi Raikkonen or Valtteri Bottas. Instead the two Finns were left...
Sebastian Vettel clinched pole ahead of the 200th race start of his career after Max Verstappen crashed out in Q1 in Bahrain.
An error from Vettel put team-mate Kimi Raikkonen on provisional pole, but the German responded well with his final attacking lap to secure his 51st career pole and first since Mexico last year by 0.143 seconds.
Raikkonen locked out the front row for Ferrari, with Valtteri Bottas 0.166 seconds off the pace in third. Lewis Hamilton could only secure P4...
Sebastian Vettel says he'll walk away from Formula 1 when he is either too slow, or not passionate enough about the sport.
This weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix marks the German's 200th grand prix start, putting him in an elite club.
However, unlike the last driver who reached 200 – Nico Rosberg – Vettel, 30, has no plans to quit F1 any time soon.
"No, you just give up when you're too slow," he told Corriere Della Serra when asked if there was a right age to stop racing.
"Or when you...
Lewis Hamilton will only be able to start Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix no higher than P6 after picking up a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change.
According to Mercedes, the Brit picked up a hydraulic leak at the Australian Grand Prix and was fortunate to finish the race with it, and mechanics have been unable to repair the gearbox for it to last a six-race cycle.
Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas has also changed his gearbox for this weekend, but as he picked up his gearbox...