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Red Bull still has to catch up: & # 34; worries only in Melbourne & # 34;

Red Bull still has to catch up
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D he reads the official result of the first day of testing in Barcelona Red Bull's view is not that bad. Daniel Ricciardo turned 59 laps and was in the end with 1.25.547 minutes in third place. The Australian was 0.536 minutes short of the day's best Pastor Maldonado. Räikkönen's Ferrari was one and a half tenths missing - but the Finn had medium tires and Ricciardo soft.

Ricciardo admits that some of the opponents are even better at the moment. 'Ferrari is fast early on and sets the pace. And I'm sure that Mercedes can do that too. We're still a bit behind. But the picture is not yet clear. We're still early in the test season. At the moment I'm not worried. They won't come to Melbourne until we should follow them. '

Renault has to work on drivability

According to Ricciardo, the car and engine are a good starting point. 'I can feel that the engine has a few more horses. But the horsepower is not yet in the right place. We have to work on drivability. We are not where we want to go with the car either. You must have that this morning large measuring devices in the rear of the car. In principle, however, the car feels good. '

Once again, problems around the engine kept the third place in the garage for a long time. 'These are just minor breakdowns now. We didn't have to change an engine like we did in Jerez.'

Ricciardo recently took a trip back into motorsport history. He drove the Alfa Romeo 33TT of today's team advisor Helmut Marko on the 72 kilometer Targa Florio track. Ricciardo's eyes were still shining in Barcelona. 'What a racetrack, what kind of cars. Unfortunately, I couldn't do the entire lap because the road sank in places like after an earthquake. I now have even more respect for the racing drivers of that time snarls, I will understand more about that. I now know what he achieved in his active time. '


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