Button wary of Red Bull and describes how Ricciardo overtook him


Daniel Ricciardo and Jenson Button during Bahrain testing

Daniel Ricciardo and Jenson Button during Bahrain testing

It is no secret that Red Bull were plagued by one problem after another during pre-season testing in Bahrain and Jerez, but there were a few flashes of brilliance from the RB10 that has Jenson Button worried.

Speaking to media in Bahrain, Button said, “I’m always worried about Red Bull If they can put a few laps together you can see their pace. They’re strong. It’s a good-looking car; it looks like it should work from an aerodynamic point of view and I think that when they do get reliability, if they do, they’ll be very, very competitive.”

“I was driving with Ricciardo for quite a few laps and he couldn’t get past me on the straights. He overtook me around the outside of Turn 11 instead, which is a high-speed left-hander. I’ve never seen anything like that before,” declared the McLaren driver.

“If they can complete a race distance, they’ll be near the front,” predicted Button. (GP247)

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  • McLarenfan

    So the car can fly even if it is just now and again. Also that is a wake up call for those saying Aerodynamics are not such an issue it is both Power Unit and Aerodynamics teams need both!

  • Krunksoft

    Hasn’t that always been the RB way? Slower on the straights but devastating in the corners. According to Jensen it sounds like the only thing that will keep the car from being competitive is reliability issues with the PU. Other than that we might be looking at another Newey masterpiece after all the problems in Jerez and Bahrain. Won’t guarantee victories but when he gets it right the Red Bulls are almost unbeatable.

  • Tamburello1994

    I Predict:

    By Spain they’ll have the RB10 on rails.

  • Dr. Azlan

    Interestingly in 2014, F1 is not just about being fast, but being fast within 100 kilos of fuel.

  • Ubaid Khan

    Red Bull will be having a difficult first half of the season