Ricciardo ready for Japan challenge

Ricciardo and VettelDaniel Ricciardo is confident that Red Bull will be able to fix the engine problems he suffered during the Singapore Grand Prix when they arrive in Japan.

The Australian managed a creditable third place behind Lewis Hamilton and team-mate Sebastian Vettel in the Far East on Sunday to keep himself in touch with the leading duo in the race for the title.

The 25-year-old sits third in the standings, with 57 points to make up to second-place Nico Rosberg and 60 to find to bridge the gap to Hamilton.

But he has already stated that he still feels very much in the title race despite being an outsider to overcome the top two and claim the spoils.

The teams now have a weekend off before the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5 and Ricciardo, while admitting his disappointment at the way his car performed at times in Singapore, is convinced it will not be an issue next time out.

“I guess I was a bit frustrated, bit concerned as well that we would not get it to the flag but luckily it held on and as I said, we will just look at it and I am sure we will fix it for Japan,” he said.

And the talented Aussie is now looking forward to racing in Japan, with meetings in Russia, the USA, Brazil and Abu Dhabi to follow before the curtain falls on the 2015 campaign.

“Suzuka is another track we can be optimistic for, so I am looking forward to that,” he added.

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