Breaking Down Red Bull's Performance at 2014 Jerez Pre-Season Test

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Breaking Down Red Bull's Performance at 2014 Jerez Pre-Season Test
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How hath the mighty fallen? Before the first pre-season test of the 2014 season, Red Bull Racing were full of optimism about their chances of defending their drivers’ and constructors’ titles despite the new regulation changes.

But after a nightmare four days in Jerez that saw the team rack up only 21 laps, Mercedes has now taken over the favourites mantle for the new season.

So where did it all go wrong? As highlighted by Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, per Autosport, it is a complex issue that is "a combination of more or less everything."

Let’s analyse each of these problems in isolation over the four days.

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