Ricciardo not worried despite Red Bull problems

By on Thursday, January 30, 2014
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Daniel Ricciardo says that he is not worried about Red Bull's lack of running at the first pre-season test at Jerez.

Ricciardo completed just three laps on Thursday to take Red Bull's running for the week in the new RB10 to just 14 laps.

"The break before Bahrain will help," he said, referring to the second test next month.

"Even if tomorrow doesn’t go to plan then we’re not worried. We’ve got two weeks there then there’s Melbourne. It’s a long year, [I'm] definitely not getting worried.”

Ricciardo was asked whether Adrian Newey and Christian Horner's decision to return to Red Bull's UK factory meant that senior management had abandoned the first test.

"No not at all, Adrian’s gone back to the drawing board so I guess there’s only so much they can do now at the track. Adrian’s pretty happy working at his office in Milton Keynes so he is definitely getting involved and sorting it out"

Ricciardo stressed that time remains on Red Bull's side.

"We’ve got a lot of time, it’s on our side. Even if we go to Melbourne still a bit 'whatever' then it’s a long season. These guys know how to win. I’m sure sooner rather than later we’re going to get it all together."


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