Daniel Ricciardo positive despite Red Bull problems

Daniel Ricciardo signs autographs for fans at the paddock ahead of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on September 8, 2013
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Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo is optimistic that his team will overcome reliability issues that blighted their pre-season test in Spain.

Daniel Ricciardo has said that he is upbeat about the chances of Red Bull getting over their reliability problems before the start of the Formula 1 season.

Ricciardo and world champion Sebastian Vettel managed just 21 laps between them at the first test in Jerez this week.

He told reporters: "Obviously now it's good to have a bit of a break before Bahrain, take it all back to the factory and figure it out, and look forward to doing a few more laps there.

"As we expected it's going to take a bit of time, so we'll go back and hopefully figure it out before Melbourne."

Red Bull have won the constructor's title for the last four years.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner watches on during qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix on November 24, 2012
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