“The hand hasn’t affected me this weekend so that’s been good," Ricciardo said to Sky Sports. "I think today was better.
"I think the race, I hate saying this because I am very experienced, but this year I’m not very experienced so there was a little bit of race rust. A few little decisions on track which I was like ‘Uh, I should know better.’ Look, it’s a little bit of learning for tomorrow, so not too concerned.
“It was very nice to be back out there and I think from yesterday to the qualifying this morning, I made a really good step. I was happy with that. I apologise for another P11 because the running joke with the team is that someone’s always qualifying P11.
"Yuki yesterday, me today. Q3 is obviously the target for us, it’s normally quite a big achievement but we always seem to be a little short. Pretty happy with the lap."
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