Ricciardo quietly confident

Ricciardo quietly confident

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo is cautiously optimistic about his chances of winning Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix.

The high-octane sport has now rolled on to the Far East island and practice will begin on Friday at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

The Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will, as usual, be favourites to take the chequered flag, but Red Bull have grounds for optimism.

On a similar track at Monaco earlier this year, Ricciardo claimed pole and and dominated the race until a pit-stop error handed victory to Hamilton, and he hopes to take the positives from the principality into this week's race.

"It is the next closest track to Monaco so we look at it as a good chance to try to get a victory on our side," said the Australian.

However, when asked if he was favourite for the grand prix, Ricciardo preferred to keep his power dry, adding: "We have a good chance of the top 10, absolutely. That's about it.

"Let's see. I am not going to put too much pressure on myself or them. Deep down, we obviously want to win, and we are winners. Let's see what happens, but I am definitely excited."