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Jun 5

F1: Reports Of A Secret Red Bull, Renault Test Begin To Circulate

Red Bull Racing is winless in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull Racing is winless in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Germany’s Bild newspaper claims the reigning Formula 1 World Champion team, Red Bull Racing, is alleged to have tested indoors at the Austrian company AVL’s rolling road facility in Graz, Austria.

A six-day test, involving Red Bull’s troubled engine supplier Renault, reportedly occurred between the last preseason track test in Bahrain and the start of the season in Australia.

Mar 15

Signs Of Progress After Good Mileage For Renault Engines

Daniil Kvyat of Russia and Scuderia Toro Rosso prepares to drive during qualifying for the Australian Formula One GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniil Kvyat of Russia and Scuderia Toro Rosso prepares to drive during qualifying for the Australian Formula One GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Renault engines endured mixed fortunes on Friday in Australia as the French manufacturer showed that it is working its way out of its problems.

While RBR and Toro Rosso had relatively troublefree days, both Caterham and Lotus faced huge problems, although not all were entirely due to the power unit. However the mileage achieved by the other teams was a big plus.

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Mar 5

F1: Concerned Red Bull Asks Toro Rosso Team For Help

German driver Sebastian Vettel (R), of Infiniti Red Bull Racing team, and mechanics push his car after a breakdown on March 1, 2014 during a four-day pre-season Formula One testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

German driver Sebastian Vettel (R), of Infiniti Red Bull Racing team, and mechanics push his car after a breakdown on March 1, 2014 during a four-day pre-season Formula One testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull’s early-season technical crisis is plumbing new depths, with news the reigning world champions are calling upon junior team Toro Rosso for help.

Italy’s authoritative Autosprint reports that Red Bull has asked the Faenza based sister team for assistance on the all-new ‘brake by wire’ technology, which is tied in with the highly-sophisticated ‘ERS’ systems.