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Daniel Ricciardo: “I’m looking forward to Silverstone now”

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Daniel Ricciardo is looking forward to next weekend’s British Grand Prix after a productive day of testing at the Red Bull Ring on Wednesday.

Despite a small braking issue late in the day that saw the Australian Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver stop on track, Ricciardo completed 116 laps of the Austrian circuit, and felt the team had made a good step with their RB11 that he feels should be suited better to Silverstone.

“We did a lot of laps today and that included a pretty big break over lunch to make some car changes, so to get in more than 100 laps was very good,” said Ricciardo.

”We learned a few things and we tested a lot of stuff. We had a big aero rake on the car this morning that looked like something out of ‘The Terminator’ but it’s all good information for the aero guys and will help going forward.

“We had a small problem at the end with the brakes but it wasn’t a major issue and we were able to get out again for one last run.

“I’m looking forward to Silverstone now – there are a few more corners and less straights in Silverstone [than here in Austria], so I think it should suit our car a bit better. We have some updates coming to Silverstone as well, so I hope we can take the fight to our immediate rivals.”

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