Red Bull Barcelona test notes day one

Driver: Mark Webber Car: RB6 - 01 Laps: 109 Best time: M. Webber 1:21.487 Circuit length: 4.655 km Fastest lap: M. Webber (see above) Mark Webber was driving for the team in Barcelona today, as...

Driver:           Mark Webber

Car: RB6 - 01
Laps: 109
Best time: M. Webber 1:21.487
Circuit length: 4.655 km
Fastest lap: M. Webber (see above)

Mark Webber was driving for the team in Barcelona today, as Red Bull Racing began its final 2010 pre-season test, ahead of the first race in Bahrain next month.

After the soggy conditions last week in Jerez, it was bright and sunny today in Barcelona. The team's programme included a race weekend simulation within one day, as they ran through procedures for P3, qualifying and a race.

Ian Morgan, Head of Race Engineering said, "Today was always planned as a race- weekend simulation day, so we did some testing along with P3 and qualifying in the morning and a race simulation in the afternoon. Everything went very well up until halfway through the race simulation, when something in the data made us decide to stop the car on track. It was nothing major though and we got the car repaired and back out until the end of the session. It went well today, apart from that small reliability issue."

Mark Webber said: "We had a pretty good day of testing. We did some simulations and performance items in the morning and a race simulation in the afternoon. We had a precautionary stop in the middle of the race simulation because of a gearbox oil alarm, but the guys got the car turned around pretty quickly and we finished the session, so it wasn't too bad."

Sebastian Vettel will be driving for the next two days of this final four-day test, with Mark taking over again on Sunday.

-source: red bull

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Red Bull Racing