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Red Bull Looking Forward To Bahrain

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It was a tale of two races for Red Bull at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, and the team is looking forward to hitting the track in Bahrain.

Daniel Ricciardo claimed a fourth-place finish in Melbourne, which tied him for the best finish by an Australian driver in Melbourne.

Although Daniil Kvyat was unable to start the race due to an electrical failure, the Russian is still looking forward to getting back to racing

“I like the weather in Bahrain and the track is good,” said Kvyat. “It might look like a simple, modern track but actually it’s very challenging to put a strong lap together. I like that Bahrain is a night race, it gives it some passion! And night racing feels like you are going into space!”

After the first race, it appears Red Bull is ready to battle Williams and Toro Rosso for early domination in the middle of the field.

“There is a long straight which was our weakness last year, but this year we are looking to find some improvements so it could turn out to be quite a competitive track for us,” said Kyvat. “If we can grab a few points for both cars that would be great.”

Despite being a relatively unpopular destination before becoming a night race in 2014, Ricciardo says he has always enjoyed racing at Bahrain as he prepares for his fifth race in Sakhir.

“I think the track’s always been pretty fun to race on, I feel I’ve always had good results at this track and there are good places for overtaking,” the Australian said.

“Since it’s been a night race it’s become a lot more exciting. The tires last a bit longer and you can push a bit harder throughout the race so it’s been a good challenge the last few years. There’s not really one standout corner that’s like ‘woah’ but it’s all pretty cool and the middle sector is quite fun.”

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Cameron Paterson

Cameron Paterson is currently studying Media as well as writing for several websites. A watcher of motorsport since 2007, a casual television watch evolved to watching and reading anything related to something with wheels and an engine. A fan of writing, it was a no-brainer about what to do to try and get into the sport.

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