Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Jerez, 2014

Ricciardo not feeling pressure despite lack of laps

2014 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Jerez, 2014Daniel Ricciardo says the pressure is not on Red Bull despite their early end to testing at Jerez.

The world champions left Jerez having completed less than 100km during the first test of the season while Mercedes logged over 1,300km.

“I don?t think it adds pressure,” said Ricciardo after another technical problem halted his Friday running.

“For all we know, they could be racking up a lot of laps but they could be a second off the pace, so who knows? We?re not going to read into it.”

“Obviously we?d love to have done more laps ?ǣ even for me, I came here to drive ?ǣ but we?re not going to get down about it.”

Ricciardo declared himself confident his team could solve the problems with the car: “I mean, if anyone can pull this off, it?s these guys.”

“But there?s nothing to pull off yet. It?s still early. But I?m sure they?ll make a quick turn-around because they?re the best in the world.”

“With the complex systems we?ve got here, it?s not going to take 24 hours to solve,” he added.

“I think that now we have some time away from the track to figure out what needs to be done. Obviously that?s not my job, but I?ll be keeping in touch with the team over the next few weeks to see how it?s all going.”

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