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Jerez F1 test: Red Bull’s woes continue on day three

The reigning world champions have completed a total of just 14 laps so far this week after again having to cut short running at Jerez
Red Bull managed only three laps on the third day of testing as further problems struck the RB10 at Jerez.

After Sebastian Vettel completed a total of 11 laps on the opening two days of the test, Daniel Ricciardo fared little better on Thursday after he stopped on track on his installation lap and only managed two further laps before running was ended for the day. While Wednesday's issue was described as a Renault energy store problem – with all three Renault-powered teams doing little running – Thursday saw the team blame its early lack of track time on a car-related issue, suggesting that the latest Red Bull problem is specific to the RB10.

Race engineering co-ordinator Andy Damerum said it was in the team's best interests to take a cautious approach at such an early stage of testing.

“We worked hard yesterday to make the changes it was felt were necessary to overcome the problems we identified and we were hopeful of a more successful day today,” Damerum said. “Unfortunately, the measures we took only partially solved the issue and, as with yesterday, it's more sensible to stop and dig deeper into finding a solution.

“It's obviously not where we want to be and naturally the whole team is frustrated by these issues. However, we're pretty good at bouncing back from this type of thing. This is where the whole team pulls together and I'm sure we will get these problems fixed.”

With Red Bull having completed 14 laps in total only Marussia (2) has a lower tally for the week having first run the MR03 on Thursday afternoon.



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Red Bull Racing logo. 29.01.2014. Formula One Testing, Day Two, Jerez, Spain.
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(L to R): Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing and team mate Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing at the unveiling of the Red Bull Racing RB10. 28.01.2014. Formula One Testing, Day One, Jerez, Spain.
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Fullofit

January 30, 2014 5:53 PM

If there's any Karma in the world, Seb and his dodgy Renault engined RBR will slowly catch up over the season ... and only thanks to the double points at the last round, will he overtake whoever was leading and win another title ... leaving Bernie incredibly red faced, and millions shouting "I told you so".

SeaRacer

January 30, 2014 3:16 PM

Renault got caught with their pants down on this one. Can the Dyno Room really be that different to the real world? You know they have run the Energy F1 tens of thousands of Kilometers on the Dyno. Strap it into a car and it is instantly en fuego? I am dying to find out what the failure mode is!



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