Daniel Ricciardo says he is disappointed Red Bull's upgrades did not work properly despite recovering to seventh place in the Spanish Grand Prix.
Red Bull arrived at the Circuit de Catalunya with an updated nose and front wing but struggled during qualifying. While Ricciardo climbed from 10th on the grid to seventh in the race, he is pleased with his progress but says the team will need to understand why its new parts did not work as predicted.
“I am more satisfied today as we achieved everything we could and seventh was the maximum I could get out of the car," Ricciardo said. "There were some parts of the race that were encouraging but we’re still further off than where we want to be, but we’ll keep pushing.
"We came here with upgrades this weekend but they didn’t give us what we were expecting, so that’s something we’ll keep working on. We’re still a fair bit behind Williams at the moment but I think we have a good chance to close the gap a bit further in Monaco.”
Team-mate Daniil Kvyat also wants to see Red Bull working to make steps forward but says it will require more than just aerodynamic upgrades to make the car more competitive.
"We need to improve the car in every area at the moment," Kvyat said. "On the positive side, both our cars finished the race, which is good on the reliability front. This was a bad day for me, so now I just want to look ahead to Monaco in the hope we can be more competitive there.”
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