Ricciardo celebrates with Verstappen on the podium in the Malaysian Grand Prix.
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Daniel Ricciardo is confident his Red Bull is faster than the car he drove to third place in the Formula One drivers' championship last season.Ricciardo is back in Melbourne for Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix, where F1 rule changes requiring wider tires, greater aerodynamics, bigger fuel loads and increased downforce are expected to make the heavier cars significantly faster than previous years.Nico Rosberg won the Australian GP last year, and held off Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton for the 2016 title. The newly developed F1 cars have tires which are 25 percent wider, have more grip and – crucially – are more durable, enabling drivers to push harder and limiting the cyclical pit stop strategy that made many races easy to call.Ricciardo produced the fastest lap in the 2016 Australian Grand Prix and predicts his new Red Bull vehicle is 40 kilometers per hour faster through corners.
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