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Published: 15:20 | 25/3/16

Red Bull drivers: Bahrain suits us

Ricciardo and Kvyat confident for second race

Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat both expect Red Bull to be strong at the Bahrain International Circuit.

The second round of the 2016 Formula 1 campaign takes place in Bahrain next week, with Ricciardo having finished fourth at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

The Perth native, in his debut season with Red Bull, came home fourth in Bahrain in 2014, before taking sixth place last year following a final-corner engine failure.

"I think the track's always been pretty fun to race on," said Ricciardo.

"I feel I've always had good results at this track, and there are good places for overtaking.

"The tyres 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 and a place I've always enjoyed.

"Night races are fun; it feels like you go a bit faster at night. If every race was a night race, it wouldn't have that same atmosphere, so it's cool that we have a few across the year.

"There are probably four places you can pass on the track, which is pretty good.

"The track does suit us, and the last couple of years we've had a pretty good result, so hopefully we can continue that this year as well."

Kvyat echoed his teammate's sentiments that Red Bull should be very strong in Bahrain, referencing a Renault power unit that is vastly improved in comparison to last season.

"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 the Russian.

"If we can grab a few good points for both cars, that would be great."

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