Ricciardo: Red Bull making steady progress
21 February 2014 – Daniel Ricciardo reckons Red Bull is beginning to get on top of its pre-season testing troubles.
The Milton Keynes-based outfit has endured a torrid start with its new RB10 chassis, racking up just 21 laps over four days at the opening test in southern Spain and adding only 14 more on the first day in Bahrain.
But Sebastian Vettel completed 56 laps on Thursday and, although Ricciardo's opening day in the Middle East was restricted to 28 due to further teething issues, the Australian is seeing signs of progress.
"I did some good laps and those came off the back of the more than 50 laps Seb did yesterday, so we're getting there," he explained.
"Obviously, I would have liked to do more this afternoon but we still have tomorrow ahead of us and it's important to be ready for that. The car is definitely making progress though. It's coming together bit by bit.
"We'd love a big chunk all at once but that's not the way it works, so we have to be patient. But it is coming and we're heading in the right direction. Tomorrow it would be nice to get more laps in and then roll on next week."