Ricciardo encouraged despite disrupted day

By on Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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Daniel Ricciardo says he is encouraged by Red Bull's RB11 despite suffering from mechanical gremlins on the third day of testing at Jerez.

Ricciardo completed 48 laps, over 100 fewer than Nico Rosberg, on his way to the seventh quickest time at the Spanish testing venue.

Red Bull detected an issue with the power unit in the RB11, forcing them to change it before Ricciardo was able to return to the track.

"Although we were limited with running today, we got some long runs together and that was encouraging," he said.

"I was happy to do some 10-15 lap runs as that’s always where you get a better understanding of the car. Every lap we do we understand something more about the car or the driveablility of the Renault power unit.

"So it was a decent afternoon. In terms of where we’re at, it’s impossible to know about the pace because we don’t know what people are running, but I think the consistency today was good, we put a few laps together in the end, so a few positives to take away from today."

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