2014 F1 season
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?óÔé¼Ôäót 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?óÔé¼Ôäóre not going to read into it.”
“Obviously we?óÔé¼Ôäód love to have done more laps ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ even for me, I came here to drive ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ but we?óÔé¼Ôäóre 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?óÔé¼Ôäós these guys.”
“But there?óÔé¼Ôäós nothing to pull off yet. It?óÔé¼Ôäós still early. But I?óÔé¼Ôäóm sure they?óÔé¼Ôäóll make a quick turn-around because they?óÔé¼Ôäóre the best in the world.”
“With the complex systems we?óÔé¼Ôäóve got here, it?óÔé¼Ôäós 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?óÔé¼Ôäós not my job, but I?óÔé¼Ôäóll be keeping in touch with the team over the next few weeks to see how it?óÔé¼Ôäós all going.”
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