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Button expects Ricciardo to challenge Mercedes

Jenson Button believes Daniel Ricciardo will present Mercedes with a challenge in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. Ricciardo was quick throughout practice on Friday but behind Fernando Alonso in both FP1 and FP2. Having been asked if Ferrari could take the fight to Mercedes in Shanghai, Button acknowledged Alonso looks quick over one lap but said it was Ricciardo's long run pace which had caught his eye. “I would say that the Ferrari probably isn't the car that will take it to Mercedes,” Button said. “In qualifying maybe, but in the race, Ricciardo in the Red Bull looks very strong. He's a lot quicker than his team-mate and also able to do seven more laps I think on the long run. So he...
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