The Red Bull driver was again denied a long-awaited podium at Albert Park on Sunday, finishing fourth behind Ferrari's victor Sebastian Vettel, runner-up Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen.
While Hamilton has insisted his final-lap improvement was not down to a switch to a faster engine mode, Ricciardo said the way Mercedes was able to turn up the power for qualifying was disheartening.
Hamilton was on provisional pole after the opening runs in Q3 in Melbourne, but his time looked within reach for rivals, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull's Max Verstappen both sat less than a tenth off.
"We are happy to score some points considering the circumstances, as soon as we had clean air the pace was good", Verstappen said.
It was the flawless start to a season in which Hamilton will vie for his fifth world title, to equal Argentine great Juan Manuel Fangio.
Hamilton will be well aware, however, that the Australian Grand Prix - more so than most races - is not won on a Saturday.
Vettel didn't seem too amused by Hamilton's "joke".
"At the end of the day the reason we are here is to have fun".
Ricciardo will start his home race from eighth on the grid once his three-place penalty for speeding under red flags in Friday practice is added to his fifth-place qualifying position. Teammate Valtteri Bottas brought the session to a temporary halt when he crashed two minutes into the final session.
Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton resume their rivalry on the track tomorrow
Bottas qualified provisionally in 10th spot with Ricciardo's penalty still to be applied.
However, nothing was going to discourage an ecstatic Hamilton. "I'm always striving for perfection and that was as close as I could get today".
He said, "That sucks, It's frustrating because I think everyone else wants to see them [Mercedes] get challenged a bit more, so that was a little bit of a punch in the stomach to everyone".
It means the pair will start Sunday's race on the red-banded compound, an aspect Ricciardo hopes will prove fruitful in assisting his recovery towards the front.
"I know that obviously they're loving it, they're in a good position, but everyone else is hating it".
Vettel responded: "Hopefully we can play two against one".
Second fastest was a Ferrari - but it was not the auto of Sebastian Vettel.
A spin for the Dutchman encapsulated Red Bull's tough start but it when Haas' race later capitulated with both cars leaving the pits with loose wheels, the resulting Virtual Safety Car turned Ricciardo's race on its head.
The ministry has threatened to take legal action against companies and individuals engaging in any unauthorised use of such data. Law-enforcement officers raided Cambridge Analytica's headquarters in London , The Guardian reported late Friday.
That threat has led to a decline in futures for soy beans, among other products, at a time American farms are already struggling. It plans a 25% tariff on US pork imports and 15% tariffs on American steel pipes, fruit and wine, the statement said.
McPartlin was in rehab past year after struggling with an addiction to painkillers following a 2015 knee operation. He added: " Ant would have to say, I've [let] him to do that, say break the pact [and go ahead without me]".
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Mahmood said that Pakistan desired peaceful relations with India on the basis of sovereign equality and mutual respect. He stressed that building a future different from the past remained indispensable.
Suu Kyi is constitutionally barred from being president because she is the parent of children born outside of Myanmar. Since late 2016, more than 750,000 have fled across the border to Bangladesh amid the military crackdown.
It set up a rare early encounter between one of the great players of all time and one of the hottest current players. "I don't know if anybody knows this but Serena is my favorite player", Osaka said after the match .
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And celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and Steven Spielberg each donated $500,000 last month to the march's fund. The Toronto protest coincided with at least 16 rallies planned in other Canadian cities, from coast-to-coast.
French strikes to test Macron's resolve
Laurent Berger, head of France's largest union, CFDT, said workers are not in accord with the plans and are up for the challenge. Students and workers have poured into the streets of France to protest proposals to reform public sector jobs.
Head of Alexandria Security Directorate Escapes Bombing
Alexandria's director of security was traveling in a convoy through the city when the bomb exploded, the Interior Ministry said. Photos on social media that Reuters could not independently verify showed a burnt out auto and smoke at the site of the blast.
Liquidation of Columbus Toys R Us store begins
However, among stores that started liquidating in February, diapers, baby wipes, and formula were not on sale. A $500 donation gets you a customized Little Tikes Cozy Coupe, a pin, magnet and bumper sticker.
Russia Vows Retaliation Against UK Over Diplomat Expulsions
A view shows a tower of the Kremlin (second right) and the Foreign Ministry headquarters (right) in Moscow, Russia March 16, 2018. A prominent Russian targeted by new USA sanctions has mocked the penalties, and says he'll respond by boycotting McDonald's.
Severe storms could bring hail and tornadoes through Monday
Much cooler weather will move in behind the cold front Tuesday night, and highs will only be in the mid-50s on Wednesday. A test tornado watch will be issued followed by a test tornado warning shortly after for all counties within Iowa.