Ricciardo cheers Red Bull recovery

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Associated Press

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 4 at 1:05 PM

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Australian Daniel Ricciardo was all smiles Friday after his Red Bull team bounced back to form in practice for the British Grand Prix.

The champion team struggled badly in Austria two weeks ago where Ricciardo finished eighth and four-time champion German Sebastian Vettel retired with electrical problems.

At Silverstone, they turned that form around as Ricciardo was fourth and Vettel fifth on the opening day.

"For me, the car definitely behaved better today in the faster corners and I feel we are back to our stronger point there...Austria for now was a one-off bad weekend for us," Ricciardo said.

Vettel said: "I think we need to improve and it was quite windy today which didn't make life easy out there. But it was a decent day for us."

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