Daniel Ricciardo admits his performance in qualifying for the Chinese GP proved a surprise even to him, as he secured a front-row start for Red Bull. Danton Heinen Jersey . Its the first time since Singapore 2015 that the former world champions have had a car qualify in the top two and only the second time since 2014.The feat was all the more surprising given it was a dry session and the fact Ferrari had looked strong throughout practice. I wouldnt say I would have expected to be here if it was wet, but the fact that I am here I would have assumed it was a wet qualifying, Ricciardo told Sky Sports F1.So to be here on the front row with a dry qualifying is just awesome. Im really happy.I knew my first lap in Q3 was pretty good so when I crossed the line again and saw Id got four tenths off that I thought we might be on chance for a top three here. Then I saw the scoreboard and saw I was second.Im definitely in a good place right now driving, happy and as a team we are showing some strong signs. So that is positive. Qualifying Report Nico Rosberg on pole in China, where Lewis Hamilton starts last Red Bull team principal Christian Horner was equally delighted to see his team back at the sharp end after a difficult couple of years since F1s 2014 rule change.Where on earth that came from... Horner said. Im quite shocked actually because to qualify on the front row here was an incredible performance.He got quicker and quicker and quicker and just put everything together. The wind picked up in the last bit of qualifying and made it quite tricky, but he just nailed it.Rosberg has picked a different tyre strategy, but we are in the race from there. We know we are vulnerable, but we have got to see the start lights for the first time in quite a while from the front row and we will give it everything. Nico Rosberg, Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen reflect on Saturdays qualifying session in China For his part, Ricciardo appears to have his eyes in his mirrors rather than on the Mercedes of Rosberg ahead.Id love to be in a fight with Ferrari for the podium. We start on the front row so it is hard not to try and plan a podium from here, so that is obviously the plan, the Australian said.Realistically Ferrari should have a bit better race pace. Theyve shown that in the first couple of races, but we got ahead of them today. That doesnt mean we cant do it tomorrow.The second Red Bull of Daniil Kvyat will start from sixth after qualifying on a used set of tyres, which accounts for some of his four tenths deficit to Ricciardo.Watch the Chinese GP on Sunday - LIVE ONLY on Sky Sports F1. The race starts at 7am, with build-up underway from 5.30am. Or watch without a contract for £6.99 on NOW TV. Every race live in 2016 Sky Sports F1 brings you every race live in 2016. Fast and easy online upgrade - click here. Also See: Qualifying report: Rosberg on pole When is the Chinese GP on Sky? David Krejci Jersey . - The first sign that Kansas Speedway was going to be a heartbreaker for Hendrick Motorsports should have come during qualifying when Jimmie Johnson inexplicably spun and earned one of his worst starting spots since 2005. Phil Esposito Jersey .K. Subban and Matt Duchene will be the two skaters sitting out the teams opening game. http://www.thebostonbruinshockey.com/tuukka-rask-hockey-jersey/ . Particularly when speaking in the stadium of Tuesdays opponent: Manchester City. "Maybe they dont fear us as before," Pique said on Monday, "because in the last two years we didnt win the Champions League.Leading Irish rider Jonathan Burke will not require surgery but could be sidelined for around three months following the back injury he suffered in a gallops incident on Tuesday. Burke, who is retained jockey to prominent owners Ann and Alan Potts, sustained fractured vertebrae during a schooling session at his father Liams yard in County Cork.A CT scan on Wednesday morning confirmed Burke had fractured his T6 vertebra and while he will miss the upcoming Punchestown Festival, he is set for a swift return home from hospital. Senior Turf Club medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick said on Wednesday evening: Johnny will not require surgery and will be fitted with a brace before being discharged on Thursday.I havent had the full report yet, butt on average it takes around three months, or 12 weeks, to recover from an injury like this. Ray Bourque Jersey. Burke suffered suffered two compressed vertebrae fractures in a fall at Thurles in January, but was fit enough to ride at both the Cheltenham Festival and in the Crabbies Grand National, in which he finished fifth aboard Goonyella.This injury is a more serious than the compressed fractures he suffered earlier in the year., McGoldrick added.Youre usually at looking at somewhere between two and four months. It could be shorter, it could be longer. Well just have to wait and see. Also See: Live results service Full racecards Get Sky Sports Cheap Canadiens JerseysCheap Predators JerseysCheap Devils JerseysCheap Islanders JerseysCheap Rangers JerseysCheap Senators JerseysCheap Flyers JerseysCheap Penguins JerseysCheap Sharks JerseysCheap Blues JerseysCheap Lightning JerseysCheap Maple Leafs JerseysCheap Canucks JerseysCheap Golden Knights JerseysCheap Capitals JerseysCheap Winnipeg Jets Jerseys ' ' '