'7 tenths'. That term must have been music to the ears inside the Red Bull garage late on Friday, after a disastrous winter for the reigning world champions.
As the scale of the crisis became clear, Red Bull threw its vast resources behind struggling engine supplier Renault in the two weeks between the Bahrain test and now.
Friday in Melbourne showed that the RB10 has made a giant step from the back of the grid towards the front, as both Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo were just 7 tenths off the leading pace in the two 90 minute sessions, and also surprisingly reliable.
"That's extremely encouraging for our team," said team boss Christian Horner.
"In many respects this...
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