With spare parts at a premium at this stage of the pre-season, even for F1's biggest teams, the incident will raise inevitable questions about whether the team's preparations for first test, which starts on February 26 in Barcelona, will be affected.
Other modifications outlined by the constructor is the new exclusion zones on the rear of the vehicle that "effectively remove shark fins, monkey seats and T-wings".
Red Bull Racing whipped the silk from the vehicle, dubbed RB14, to reveal a temporary, special edition "digi camo" livery - nicknamed Disruption by the Red Bull squad - that the team will run for testing in Spain next week.
Although it did not have the ideal first day, Red Bull did get through most of its schedule, - including some pitstop practice - and Ricciardo was left upbeat over the early feeling of the auto.
While positive on the team's chances of winning in 2018, the Red Bull motorsport boss believes the championship will likely be out of reach as Mercedes and Ferrari continue the battle for top honours. Ricciardo will be the first to drive the RB14 in Monday's filming day at Silverstone.
"I've got goals that I want to achieve but I don't necessarily say, 'By race three, I want to be on the podium already twice and have pole position, '" Ricciardo said.
"It's always hard to tell from a few laps but the initial feeling is good", Ricciardo said following the shakedown.
"It's cold, it's pretty miserable today at Silverstone but it's nice to be out there".
"In these conditions we've got filming tyres on it, it's cold, it's wet, it's not very representative but the good thing is, in pretty poor conditions, it felt OK". Honestly, unless there's stuff above, I don't see any issues at all on a flat track. "Those are encouraging early signs", said Ricciardo.