Spanish GP: Daniel Ricciardo crashes upgraded Red Bull in P1
But Horner insists the crash "won't compromise his car-spec"
Last Updated: 11/05/18 2:26pm
Red Bull suffered an early setback following their introduction of an upgraded RB14 at the Spanish GP after Daniel Ricciardo crashed out of Practice One.
Ricciardo, running a revised Red Bull with parts of the new package on, lost control of his car at the exit of Turn Four and ran straight over the gravel and into the wall.
The shunt ruled him out of the rest of the session, but luckily for the Australian the front wing broken in the shunt was old and the team plan to run him in the full updated set-up in P2.
"It's obviously not ideal," Red Bull boss Christian Horner admitted to Sky F1. "But it won't compromise his car-spec.
"We've seen quite a few cars going off there. There is a bit of a tailwind and a bit gusty there and it looks like it's caught him out unfortunately,"
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As ever, Barcelona is hosting the first substantial round of car upgrades for F1 2018 with McLaren and Ferrari also revealing new designs.
"It's a reasonable update," added Horner. "It's a lot of detail, particularly in that bargeboard area
"It's a complex piece of aerodynamics, getting all the little bits talking to each other and balance as well is hugely important.
"If we get a couple of tenths out of it, that's what we're aiming for. It's evolution, every race we are trying to get some performance on there. Half a seconds are not easy to come by in this business."
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