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Kvyat: Red Bull 'not where we want to be'

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Daniil Kvyat admits Red Bull will be playing catch up in Barcelona later this month despite an encouraging final day of testing in Jerez.

Red Bull has struggled with Renault's power unit throughout the first test of 2015, with its mileage limited further on Monday after Kvyat damaged the team's only front wing. He completed 63 laps in the RB11 on Wednesday and, though he thinks there are positives to take from Jerez, Kvyat knows Red Bull has plenty of work to do.

"It's been a very productive day overall for us, we can pick up very good points from today," Kvyat said. "Every lap counts, every lap is important and today we managed a few laps - I think it was one of the most productive days of this test. Obviously we are not where want to be, where we need to be, and we will keep the progress up."

Kvyat's final day behind the wheel was hampered by an early stoppage, which the team confirmed was caused by an ERS problem. Though Renault issues have plagued Red Bull throughout the opening test Kvyat has faith the team and its engine partner can get on top of them before the tests in Barcelona later this month.

"Problems are always problems and you just have to sort them out. It's not something I can fix personally; we will keep working with everyone supporting each other. I personally trust Renault and I personally trust Red Bull that they will make a good use of it.

When asked if he felt a step forward from Renault in terms of performance, Kvyat said: "It's too early to say any conclusions. This test will be a lot of analysis and we will see. We will see. It's not easy to cut the deficit [to Mercedes] to zero in one clap of hands so we just have to keep working hard - only hard work, step by step, will bring us what we desire."

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