Daniel Ricciardo says the mechanical fault with the brakes on his Red Bull 'wasn't a major issue' and ends the in-season Formula 1 test in an upbeat frame of mind.

While heading out of the pits during the final hour of testing Ricciardo was forced to stop at the pit exit which brought a brief halt to proceedings due to a red flag so his RB11 could be recovered.

The Australian brushed off the incident in his media debrief after the test and was thrilled by the 116 laps he covered at the test.

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"We had a small problem at the end with the brakes but it wasn't a major issue and we were able to get out again for one last run," Ricciardo said. "We did a lot of laps today and that included a pretty big break over lunch to make some car changes, so to get in more than 100 laps was very good. We learned a few things and we tested a lot of stuff.

"We had a big aero rake on the car this morning that looked like something out of 'The Terminator' but it's all good information for the aero guys and will help going forward."

Despite the distance managed by the Red Bull driver he ended the test eighth on the timesheet and 1.6s off the pace of Austrian Grand Prix winner and timesheet topper Nico Rosberg. But Ricciardo remains in a positive mood and is looking forward to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix which he believes with suit his car better than the Red Bull Ring.

"I'm looking forward to Silverstone now - there are a few more corners and less straights in Silverstone [than here in Austria], so I think it should suit our car a bit better," he added. "We have some updates coming to Silverstone as well, so I hope we can take the fight to our immediate rivals."