Daniel Ricciardo crashes Red Bull’s brand new Formula One car on track debut

DANIEL RICCIARDO has crashed Red Bull's new Formula One car on its track debut.

However fortunately the group say the injury is simply minor as they put together for testing in Spain subsequent week.

 Daniel Ricciardo crashed Red Bull's brand new Formula One car

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Daniel Ricciardo crashed Red Bull's brand new Formula One car

Information emerged on Tuesday that the Australian had crashed throughout a closed session at a moist Silverstone circuit on Monday.

Nevertheless, a spokesman stated: "No points for Barcelona, we'll be superb."

Footage confirmed Ricciardo driving the new RB14 down the pit lane earlier than lapping in a cloud of spray.

However the video clip made no point out of any incident that minimize the session brief after the 28-yr-previous hit the obstacles.

 The Australian was behind the wheel for the car's track debut at Silverstone on Monday

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The Australian was behind the wheel for the car's track debut at Silverstone on Monday
 Red Bull insist that the damage is only minor

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Red Bull insist that the injury is just minor

Elements, resembling entrance wings, are all the time briefly provide forward of the season's first check.

Groups proceed to attempt to construct their automobiles as late as attainable.

And an unnamed supply informed AutoSport.com that the influence was exhausting sufficient to wreck the car's entrance, suspension and flooring.

However Ricciardo did not reference any issues in a press release issued by Red Bull after the car's track debut.

He stated: "It's onerous to inform from a few laps however the preliminary feeling within the car is sweet.

"I can already really feel that the rear feels fairly settled, even in these poor circumstances. These are encouraging early indicators."

Red Bull, former champions, gained three out of the 20 races final yr to complete third behind Mercedes and Ferrari.

 Ricciardo was driving the car at a wet Silverstone circuit for private filming on Monday

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Ricciardo was driving the car at a moist Silverstone circuit for personal filming on Monday
 Red Bull hope the new RB14 car can help them to glory this season

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Red Bull hope the new RB14 car may help them to glory this season

And hopes are excessive that the RB14 will assist propel them again into critical contenders once more for the title.

In addition to the car, Ricciardo was additionally testing the new "halo" head safety gadget, which rises from a central pillar in entrance of the driving force and is obligatory this season.

He stated: "Thus far I can see fantastic with the halo.

"I'd solely completed a few installs with it earlier than so it was fairly new today however I actually didn't discover it was there, which is fairly good.

"Truthfully, until there's stuff above, I don't see any points in any respect on a flat track."

DANIEL RICCIARDO has crashed Red Bull's new Formula One car on its track debut.

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