Red Bull Jerez test notes 2007-12-05

They say nostalgia is not what it used to be, but today David Coulthard certainly enjoyed tearing round the Jerez track on slick tyres, as part of a Bridgestone evaluation for the 2009 season. He commented that it reminded him of the ...

They say nostalgia is not what it used to be, but today David Coulthard certainly enjoyed tearing round the Jerez track on slick tyres, as part of a Bridgestone evaluation for the 2009 season. He commented that it reminded him of the final time a Grand Prix was staged here, in 1997. Bitter sweet memories no doubt, as this was the race where he was politely asked to hand the European GP win to team-mate Mika Hakkinen.

Back in the present, the day went smoothly for the Scotsman, who was second fastest, as he completed an aero test and continued with chassis set-up work. It was a less satisfying day for Mark Webber, who was at the wheel of the car fitted with 2008 electronics. A couple of problems cost him quite a lot of track time.

Both drivers continue testing tomorrow, when they will swap cars.

David Coulthard
Chassis: RB3-05
Best time: 1:19.421
80 laps

Mark Webber
Chassis: RB3-03
Best time: 1:20.944
41 laps

-credit: red bull

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Series FORMULA 1
Drivers Mark Webber , David Coulthard , Mika Hakkinen