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Red Bull problems unlikely to be fixed overnight - Ricciardo

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Red Bull will try to fix its problems for the final day of testing in Jerez, but Daniel Ricciardo suspects finding a solution overnight will not be possible.

The team has endured a tricky start to pre-season testing, completing just 11 laps in the opening two days with its new RB10 and three more with Ricciardo at the wheel on Thursday. Technical director Adrian Newey has returned to the team's factory to work on the reliability issues, while Ricciardo will stay at the track in the hope the team can complete more laps on the final day of the test on Friday.

"They assume it's going to be something that they have to go back to the factory and sort it all out but at the same time they are obviously trying and hoping that a quicker fix is ready for tomorrow," he said. "So we'll see. They've worked nearly 36 hours or whatever they've worked on the car trying to get it running at least and get it going so we're all a bit unsure for now."

He added: "I don't want to stand here and be like 'We're going to do 50 or 80 laps tomorrow' because we really don't know yet. So I'll stay a bit reserved, that way we don't disappoint everyone."

But Ricciardo is confident the problems can be sorted out at the remaining tests before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

"We would have loved to have more laps under our belt by now but we'll see how tomorrow goes," he said. "Hopefully we'll get significantly more done, but then I think the break before Bahrain is going to help the team a lot. Even if tomorrow doesn't go to plan I'm still not worried, I think Bahrain will sort itself out for us.

"We've got two weeks there, which will be good, and then there's Melbourne as well. So it's a long year. I'm definitely not getting worried about anything yet, it's definitely too early."

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