More points on the board for Red Bull

SAKHIR, BAHRAIN - APRIL 03: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia drives the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer on track during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 3, 2016 in Sakhir, Bahrain.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool  // P-20160403-00125 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. // PNL-160304-175242002

SAKHIR, BAHRAIN - APRIL 03: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia drives the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer on track during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 3, 2016 in Sakhir, Bahrain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160403-00125 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. // PNL-160304-175242002

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Both Red Bull Racing drivers overcame from wing damage to pick up points in a busy Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.

Daniel Ricciardo mirrored his fourth place finish in the season opener in Australia two weeks ago with another, behind race winner Nico Rosberg, Kimi Raikkonen and world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Daniil Kvyat put behind him a difficult qualifying session, which saw the Russian start 15th on the grid to come in seventh.

Both cars suffered front wing damage early in the night too, though despite each losing the right-hand end fence, neither opted to replace it at a pit-stop.

Ricciardo’s race was pretty routine. Starting from fifth, he benefitted from Sebastian Vettel’s retirement on the warm-up lap, but clipped Valtteri Bottas’ wheel when the Finn hit Lewis Hamilton at the first corner, causing the damage to the front of the RB12.

Swapping positions with the Williams duo of Bottas and Felipe Massa as strategies played out, Ricciardo eventually settled into a lonely fourth spot, finishing 32 second behind Hamilton in third and 16 seconds ahead of the impressive Romain Grosjean in the Haas.

SAKHIR, BAHRAIN - APRIL 03: Daniil Kvyat of Russia drives the (26) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer battles with Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico drives the (21) Haas F1 Team Haas-Ferrari VF-16 Ferrari 059/5 turbo and Romain Grosjean of France drives the (8) Haas F1 Team Haas-Ferrari VF-16 Ferrari 059/5 turbo into the second corner during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 3, 2016 in Sakhir, Bahrain.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool  // P-20160403-00115 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. // PNL-160304-175316002

SAKHIR, BAHRAIN - APRIL 03: Daniil Kvyat of Russia drives the (26) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer battles with Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico drives the (21) Haas F1 Team Haas-Ferrari VF-16 Ferrari 059/5 turbo and Romain Grosjean of France drives the (8) Haas F1 Team Haas-Ferrari VF-16 Ferrari 059/5 turbo into the second corner during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 3, 2016 in Sakhir, Bahrain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160403-00115 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. // PNL-160304-175316002

Kvyat meanwhile also suffered front wing damage at the start, but found himself on an alternative strategy to those around him.

It meant the Russian would often be seen losing positions to those on newer rubber as he fought to make his tyres last.

But a later change saw him emerge from the pits in ninth spot, and with fresher tyres, was able to pick off both the Williams cars late on to take seventh and six points.

SAKHIR, BAHRAIN - APRIL 03: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia drives the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer chases down Felipe Nasr of Brazil drives the (12) Sauber F1 Team Sauber C35 Ferrari 059/5 turbo on track during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 3, 2016 in Sakhir, Bahrain.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool  // P-20160403-00109 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. // PNL-160304-175304002

SAKHIR, BAHRAIN - APRIL 03: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia drives the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer chases down Felipe Nasr of Brazil drives the (12) Sauber F1 Team Sauber C35 Ferrari 059/5 turbo on track during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 3, 2016 in Sakhir, Bahrain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160403-00109 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. // PNL-160304-175304002

SAKHIR, BAHRAIN - APRIL 03: Daniil Kvyat of Russia drives the (26) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer ahead of Pascal Wehrlein of Germany drives the (94) Manor Racing MRT-Mercedes MRT05 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo and Felipe Nasr of Brazil drives the (12) Sauber F1 Team Sauber C35 Ferrari 059/5 turbo on track during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 3, 2016 in Sakhir, Bahrain.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool  // P-20160403-00107 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. // PNL-160304-175253002

SAKHIR, BAHRAIN - APRIL 03: Daniil Kvyat of Russia drives the (26) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer ahead of Pascal Wehrlein of Germany drives the (94) Manor Racing MRT-Mercedes MRT05 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo and Felipe Nasr of Brazil drives the (12) Sauber F1 Team Sauber C35 Ferrari 059/5 turbo on track during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 3, 2016 in Sakhir, Bahrain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160403-00107 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. // PNL-160304-175253002