F1: Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull confident they have a race-winning car for Azerbaijan GP

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POLE position may just be off the table despite topping practice, but Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull are confident they’ll have the edge on Mercedes and Ferrari come race day in Azerbaijan.

DANIEL Ricciardo and Red Bull are confident they have a race-winning car at the Azerbaijan GP, even if Mercedes and Ferrari close their deficit in Saturday’s qualifying session.Ricciardo posted the fastest time in Practice Two on Friday with a 1:42.795 with teammate Max Verstappen just a tenth slower.

Kimi Raikkonen split the two Red Bulls to finish just six-hundredths of a second off Ricciardo’s benchmark — though the Finn’s time was aided by receiving a tow along the Baku street circuit’s long start-finish straight — while both Mercedes cars were over seven tenths down on the best time.

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