New Red Bull RB10 passed FIA crash tests only ten days ago 28 January, 2014 The new Red Bull RB10 Red Bull’s title-defending 2014 Formula 1 car underwent the FIA crash tests only ten days ago, it emerged at Jerez on Tuesday. Although many teams were faltering on day one of crucial pre-season testing in Formula 1′s fraught new V6 era, the absence of the reigning World Champions was particularly conspicuous. Designer Adrian Newey revealed that the RB10 was still undergoing crash tests 10 days ago, while mechanics were still putting the complex new car together in the moonlit early hours of Tuesday morning. Then asked what held up Red Bull’s running on day one, Newey talked only of a “silly” installation problem. World Champion Sebastian Vettel gave away slightly more information, revealing that one of the thousands of components of the car had been mounted incorrectly. “That we managed to put it together in time is a huge achievement,” argued team boss Christian Horner. Vettel, however, worries that the audience will not appreciate the sheer complexity of the task faced by teams this season, particularly if cars are still failing left, right and centre come Melbourne in March. “If even the engineers are having difficulty, the audience will obviously understand even less,” said the German. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsRed Bull mocks reports claiming that Vettel had ‘a massive hissy fit in Jerez’Vettel: I believe that both Renault and we have solved the problems experienced at JerezRenault invites Red Bull, Caterham and Toro Rosso to Lotus ‘promotional event’ at JerezMarko admits redesign to Red Bull RB10 is annoyingMateschitz: Our problems are not with the team, but with the Renault engineRed Bull beset by problems pack up early to end a nightmare four days at JerezRicciardo: Adrian Newey has gone back to the drawing board definitelyRed Bull engine troubles continue as Ricciardo’s first day in the RB10 ends earlyRed Bull: It’s a massive learning curve for everyoneVettel flies home early as problems continue to plague Red Bull’s new car Matthew “Only” 10 days ago? Really? Do you have any idea how long 10 days is in F1 development time? Hugo Yeah. It’s short when you’re talking about something as fundamental as the crash structure.