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Horner hails ´miraculous´ Red Bull turnaround

14 April 2018 11:03

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has heaped praise on the mechanics who repaired Daniel Ricciardo's car in time for qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix, describing it as a "Herculean" effort.

Ricciardo will start from sixth in Shanghai on Sunday but his involvement in Saturday's session had been in serious doubt after a turbo issue during FP3 sent smoke and flames billowing from the rear of his RB14.

In a desperate bid to get the Australian back out on the track, Ricciardo's mechanics enlisted the help of those in team-mate Max Verstappen's garage.

And their hard work was rewarded with a competitive display, as Ricciardo finished less than two tenths down on his Dutch colleague in a session dominated by the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, who qualified first and second respectively.

"What they have achieved today is miraculous, getting the engine turned around, dressed and onto the car. It was Herculean," Horner told Sky Sports.

"Seeing Max's mechanics as well diving in when and where they could, that is what a team is all about.

"That was the biggest result of qualifying for us, actually achieving that feat.

"Fifth and sixth and we were pretty close to Mercedes. Ferrari have tremendous pace here this weekend. We will be starting the race on a different tyre and strategically that could be quite interesting."

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