Daniel Ricciardo Crashes His New Red Bull RB14 Shortly After Its Debut - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Motorsports Autocross, Track, Racing, and Competition Discussion

LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 02-20-2018
Premium Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Phoenix
Vehicle: 1999 slk 230
Other Toys: 1966 Mercedes Heckflosse
Posts: 14,045
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 494 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,109
Thanked 1,412 Times in 950 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Daniel Ricciardo Crashes His New Red Bull RB14 Shortly After Its Debut

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing is kicking off the 2018 racing season on a bad note, as its one-day-old RB14 was crashed during a filming session at Silverstone immediately following the global unveiling. The collision was caused due to poor weather conditions and most likely lack of familiarity with the new championship contender.

Despite both of the team's drivers being present at the event, it was Australian superstar Daniel Ricciardo who happened to be at the wheel of the new RB14 when the accident happened, but thankfully he did not suffer any injuries and walked away from the car on his own power. According to Motorsport.com, the pre-approved 100-kilometer track session was cut short when Ricciardo lost control due to the lack of grip and crashed into a barrier head-on. The impact was of considerable force and severely damaged the entire front end, including the suspension and floor of the sleek blue and silver racer.

With the Formula 1 circus heading to the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona, Spain for pre-season testing next week, it will be interesting to see if Red Bull's parts department is put under heavy pressure due to the mishap. After all, it's not common for teams to have to scramble for spare parts before they even initiate their testing program. It sure sounds like folks at Milton Keynes are in for several long days and nights.

Berliner Heckflosse is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > General Discussion about Mercedes Benz SLKs > Motorsports


Quick Reply
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mercedes Paint Codes. Woolly General Discussion 24 11-07-2018 02:22 PM
Red Bull unveil Daniel Ricciardo's car to take on Mercedes Berliner Heckflosse Motorsports 0 02-26-2017 12:58 PM
Red Bull hits the slopes in a specially modified F1 car Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 0 12-25-2016 04:25 PM
Volkswagen's F1 Bet to Be Placed on Red Bull Team, a Deal is Reportedly Close to Be Finalised Berliner Heckflosse Motorsports 1 09-26-2015 09:50 AM
Lauda sure Ferrari will supply engines to Red Bull Berliner Heckflosse Motorsports 0 09-20-2015 06:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.