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Speaking more about the team's sporting goals, Visa Cash App RB Technical Director Jody Eggington took the floor: "We expect to be in contention for the midfield and to be able to do it a little earlier, to be more consistent and to be present in all races, fighting hard in the fight for points and trying to get the most out of the car and ourselves." On the technical side, Eggington was clear about the goals the team plans to achieve with the VCARB01: "We want to be able to take advantage of all the performance the car has available, and then develop it from that point."
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First to speak was Daniel Ricciardo, an official driver again at the start of the season after missing 2023 following his split with McLaren: "For the new car every year we get excited, it brings new opportunities. It's hard to know exactly where we will be, but as far as I'm concerned it was good to be back behind the wheel again." The Australian had lost his best form in his two-year stint in Woking, especially in 2022, but in the second half of last season he showed some flashes of the old Daniel: "Being back in the Red Bull family was something that made me feel like myself again." Winter testing week has been referred to as one of the crucial times of the season when the team must work as one: "Testing is an opportunity to set the tone and define the direction we want to go as a team because there will always be areas to improve in different ways."
Yuki Tsunoda begins his fourth season in Formula 1 at Faenza with the team that saw him grow up, his first as a Visa Cash App RB driver; on the other hand, the Japanese driver can testify to the car's growth over the past year: "The first few laps on the VCARB01 went well, I've already felt some steps of improvement compared to last year, and in particular compared to 12 months ago I felt a big step.", later stating that "it's an easier car to control, and I didn't feel any major problems or changes in main characteristics." Expectations for this year are high, particularly for the team's two home Grands Prix: "At one of the tracks, be it Imola or Monza, of our home Grand Prix, it would be great if we could score important points or even get a podium."