Red Bull Barcelona test summary 2006-05/06-31/02

Euphoria is a short lived emotion, especially in Formula 1 and a few days after the elation of a Monaco podium, Red Bull Racing was back to the hard and harsh reality of a three day test at Barcelona. Good to report that overall, this was a more...

Euphoria is a short lived emotion, especially in Formula 1 and a few days after the elation of a Monaco podium, Red Bull Racing was back to the hard and harsh reality of a three day test at Barcelona.

Good to report that overall, this was a more successful test than others in the recent past in that less problems got in the way of racking up some decent mileage.

Tester Robert Doornbos spent all three days running a Ferrari engine with new development parts and it ran through to the end of the session, completing the required mileage for sign-off.

All drivers worked on a tyre programme: short term aimed at next week's British GP and longer term, looking to the Canadian race in Montreal. Transmission development work was also on the agenda and for all three days, Christian and David evaluated a new front suspension system.

All in all, a positive prelude to what is a home race at Silverstone, just a few miles from the Milton Keynes factory.

Cars: RB2-01 and RB2-05
Wednesday
Christian Klien
68 laps, 1:17.291
Robert Doornbos
85 laps, 1:17.345

Thursday
Christian Klien
66 laps, 1:15.871
Robert Doornbos
116 laps, 1:17.018

Friday
David Coulthard
125 laps, 1:15.807
Robert Doornbos
102 laps, 1:15.508

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Robert Doornbos , Christian Klien
Teams Ferrari , Red Bull Racing