Ricciardo doesn't rule out pole position in Hungary

Daniel Ricciardo believes he could land pole position for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix after he set the pace in both of Friday's free practice sessions.

Friday, 28th July 2017, 4:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:15 pm
Daniel Ricciardo hasn't ruled out a shot at pole

An update to the RB13 saw Ricciardo, the winner of the race in 2014, a surprise name at the top of the timing sheets for FP1.

But far from a fluke, the Australian topped the times in FP2 as well, improving to a 1:18.455 - nearly two tenths ahead of championship leader Sebastian Vettel.

And given the pace of the Red Bull on Friday, Ricciardo hasn't ruled out a shot at pole position.

Ricciardo fastest at the Hungaroring

“If we replicate today then yes," he said when asked if he could land top spot again. “Today was good, certainly it was a positive day.

“To replicate the same pace as this morning in the afternoon is positive gives everyone the chance to make some changes.

“You don’t want Ferrari and Mercedes are going to come up with and it looks like Ferrari found some more pace this afternoon but we’re still ahead so we’ll see tomorrow.”

Max Verstappen was just half a second back of his team-mate in FP2, but set the sixth fastest time behind both Ferraris and Mercedes cars.

Ricciardo fastest at the Hungaroring