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Ricciardo: Red Bull will click into gear

Daniel Ricciardo (inset) has backed Red Bull to put right their problems in testing because they are "the best team in the world".

For the third day running in Jerez, Red Bull were forced to bring an early end to their test. It means that over the four days the reigning four-times Formula One champions managed a miserable total of 21 laps; 11 for Sebastian Vettel and 10 for new teammate Ricciardo because of a series of mechanical problems.

But Ricciardo, who moved from sister team Toro Rosso over the winter as a replacement for fellow Australian Mark Webber, said: "We have the best team in the world and they're going to turn this thing around.

"We're not going to get down about it because if anyone can pull it off, it's these guys. It's going to take a bit of time, so we'll go back and hopefully figure it all out."

The team have encountered a range of problems, including issues with the new Renault powertrains and energy recovery system (ERS), along with a rushed build of the RB10 that resulted in them packaging the highly- complex components for this season far too tightly.

That, in turn, has resulted in overheating issues, with parts known to have burned up in the intense heat generated under the chassis.

After just seven laps yesterday, all completed in the opening two hours of a wet morning, Red Bull decided they could go no further by lunchtime.

"It's a complex system that's not going to take 24 hours to solve," Ricciardo added. "We've still time to claw back the track time we've lost."