Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull will revert to some settings from the 2014 season in effort to drive the team forward following a difficult start to 2015.

Ricciardo - a three-time race winner in 2014 - has struggled to get the best from the new Red Bull RB11 in the opening two events, getting lapped by the race winner in both Australia and Malaysia

Despite this, Ricciardo remains upbeat about Red Bull's directions and insists the Malaysian Grand Prix marked a big step forward if it wasn't contending with a number of issues on race day. Even so, Ricciardo says Red Bull will look to last year's car for help in improving the RB11, including a return to Brembo brakes following overheating issues with the Hitco brakes in Sepang.

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"The main points from Malaysia were we had brake issues, a lot of overheating, so we have reverted back on a few things, even from last year which we knew was more efficient. Just because it's from last year it doesn't mean it's not better, so I guess we have taken a step back in that direction.

"On top of that we have some aero upgrades, which look promising. The team has done quite a lot to rectify some issues and get us further up the grid.

"From Melbourne to Malaysia Renault made a pretty massive step with driveability and we have a few more software things this weekend, which should give it another pretty significant step on that side.

"I appreciate what everyone is doing to get us back towards the front, so fingers crossed it can be put together in the right way this weekend and if so we can get back into that top five.

"We are experimenting with a few things but I think for now we have got to go back to what we know, get our basics right."