Jerez Test II Final Day: Red Bull report
21 February, 2010
Feb.20 (YF1) Driver: Mark Webber; Car: RB6-01;
After three successful runs to evaluate different tyre compounds, Mark’s fourth was stopped late morning when the car had an engine failure. The team lost around two and a half hours of running time while a replacement was fitted, but Mark was back out on track in the afternoon. After an installation lap, he completed one very long run, as the team continued its tyre testing.
Mark Webber said: “The weather was a lot kinder to us on the last two days and we learned a hell of a lot, no question about it. We did a lot of stuff with Renault and also leaned about the aerodynamics and the chassis – there were lots of things we kept throwing into the fire and we kept learning, so that was good. We need a nice clear run in Barcelona and a little more reliability there and we’re ready to go racing.”
Ian Morgan, Head of Race Engineering said: “It was frustrating test with the wet weather over the first two days, but having two dry days at the end was good and enabled us to get some good mileage on the car. Next week’s test in Barcelona will concentrate on our final preparations before Bahrain, including some race simulations.”
That Barcelona test will be the final pre-season test, ahead of the first grand prix on March 14.