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Daniel RIcciardo says he extracted the maximum from his RB11 during qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix and has tempered expectations for the race.

There’s no light at the end of the tunnel for McLaren after locking out the back row of the Australian Grand Prix grid, but driver Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen are remaining upbeat all the same.

Red Bull Racing is in a world of pain after its third consecutive practice disappointment, while Mercedes continues to press its advantage over the field.

Ferrari is keeping its optimism in check ahead of the opening round of the 2015 season in light of solid pre-season testing and free practice form.

McLaren suffered through a trying Friday practice at Albert Park as it struggles to prepare its car in time for Sunday’s race.

Mercedes checked all its Friday boxes at Albert Park to be maximally prepared for the first qualifying session in Melbourne on Saturday.

Mercedes has picked up in 2015 where it left off in 2014 during free practice one at the Australian Grand Prix.