Vettel: Ricciardo beating me fair and square

Sebastian Vettel admits that new Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo is beating him “fair and square” so far this season.

Ricciardo was the nearest challenger to Lewis Hamilton’s pole-sitting Mercedes during Saturday’s qualifying session for the Chinese Grand Prix, in turn outpacing third-placed Vettel by more than half a second.

But instead of searching for excuses over his lack of performance, Vettel said that Ricciardo is simply “getting the maximum out of the car”.

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