Red Bull F1 Qualify 5th and 6th in wet conditions

MyDrive | Infiniti Red Bull F1 Team – With raining continuing to fall throughout qualifying, on track conditions turned from bad to worse with Ricciardo and Kvyat struggling to find grip around the Sepang Circuit.

DANIEL RICCIARDO, Position: 4th, (3rd Practice – P7, 1:40.590)
“We’ve always gone pretty well in the wet and there are still some things we can improve, but fourth is a good result for the team. The second row is a good starting position and we should hopefully have some battles tomorrow.”

“We’re behind Mercedes and Ferrari, but we are ahead of the Williams and the conditions were tricky, so that’s good, step by step we are improving and heading in the right direction. Tyre degradation will be high, so it will probably be a three-stop race tomorrow. If we can finish in the top four, that will be good.

DANIIL KVYAT, Position: 5th, (3rd Practice – P13, 1:41.776)
“It was a decent qualifying for us, P4 and P5 is good for the team but I think on our lap we maybe went out a little early, it might have been better later on but it’s hard always to know with the conditions. Overall, there are a lot of positives to take from this weekend and we are seeing some improvements, it’s a good start.”

CHRISTIAN HORNER: “Both the team and drivers got the most out of difficult qualifying sessions today. After the rain arrived in Q2, it was always going to make life tricky and, as we saw, in Malaysia the track dries incredibly quickly; both guys got the maximum out of the car to line up fourth and fifth. Hopefully with strong grid positions we can have a good race tomorrow.”

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