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Red Bull Jerez II test notes day four

Driver: Mark Webber Car: RB6 01 Laps: 88 Best time: 1:21.194 Circuit length: 4.423 km Fastest lap: J. Button 1:18.871 With more sunshine in Jerez today and a dry race circuit, Mark Webber began ...

Driver:           Mark Webber

Car: RB6 01
Laps: 88
Best time: 1:21.194
Circuit length: 4.423 km
Fastest lap: J. Button 1:18.871

With more sunshine in Jerez today and a dry race circuit, Mark Webber began testing the RB6 this morning with a series of long runs to evaluate three different Bridgestone tyre compounds.

After three successful runs, 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."

As Ian mentioned, the team will be in Barcelona next week for the final pre-season test, ahead of the first race in Bahrain on 14 March.

-source: red bull

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