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Red Bull Jerez test notes 2007-12-06

Red Bull Jerez test notes 2007-12-06

Back in the mists of time, there used to be a series of races referred to as "Formula Libre," which meant drivers could take part in just about any car they fancied. Today's testing was not quite as chaotic as those events, but the fact that...

Back in the mists of time, there used to be a series of races referred to as "Formula Libre," which meant drivers could take part in just about any car they fancied. Today's testing was not quite as chaotic as those events, but the fact that some people were running normal grooved tyres while others used the 2009 slicks, definitely made it impossible to give much meaning to lap times. Not that beating the clock was on the agenda for the two Red Bull Racing cars.

Today, David and Mark swapped cockpits, so that the Scotsman was in the car with the 2008 specification ECU, while the Aussie drove the 2007 car with traction control and engine braking disabled. Mark had a profitable morning, working through an aero programme as well as trying out the 2009 slick tyres. However, an unscheduled engine change cut short his afternoon programme. David concentrated on evaluating the 2008 electronics and had a good day: "We made a lot of progress and it was very encouraging," said Chief Test Engineer, Ian Morgan.

As planned, Coulthard is the only Red Bull Racing driver running tomorrow for the final day of testing of 2007.

Mark Webber
Chassis: RB3-05
Best time: 1:19.605
63 laps

David Coulthard
Chassis: RB3-03
Best time: 1:21.055
62 laps

-credit: red bull

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