Ricciardo added that he will have Vettel in his sights in the race proper tomorrow, but added that he will be content to stay ahead of the McLarens and earn some much-needed championship points for Renault.
He stated: "I think he'd [Vettel] need to have a pretty average race. I've been there with a faster car and even if it doesn't feel like it's normally going well, you've still normally got enough to keep our pack behind for now.
Team-mate Nico Hulkenberg also reached Q3, finishing the session in tenth position.
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