After strong results in recent seasons on a track that is often regarded as one of the weaker for the team, Red Bull have clearly shown they won’t be beaten so easily.
2015 Belgian Grand Prix Review: Red Bull
Despite Daniil Kyvat qualifying only twelth on the grid, he never got to show his pace through the Saturday. Ricciardo managed fifth on the grid after Romain Grosjean’s grid penalty.
After a rocketing start from both drivers with Ricciardo up to third ahead of Nico Rosberg who had a poor start, perhaps due to the new regulations and the aborted start due to Nico Hulkenberg’s stricken Force India.
In the early stages Ricciardo kept up up with Sergio Perez’ Force India fighting over second place on the road. Daniil Kyvat kept fighting through the field with some great moves also.
Unfortunately for Ricciardo he suffered a complete power unit failure on lap nineteen while continuing to fight to stay on the podium.
Kyvat continued to fight his way up the field and eventually finished fourth due to Sebastian Vettel’s late tyre blowout on the Kemmel straight after trying to pull off a one stop strategy.
Next up is the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Not always the best hunting ground for the Red Bull team; but with Mercedes still out front and well ahead of the competition. The fight will be sure with Ferrari and Williams to try and keep pace in the constructors championship.
SPA, BELGIUM – AUGUST 23: Daniil Kvyat of Russia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drives during the Formula One Grand Prix of Belgium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 23, 2015 in Spa, Belgium. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)