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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