Red Bull Jerez test notes 2008-01-16

SUCCESSFUL SHAKEDOWN FOR NEW CAR Driver: Mark Webber Car: RB3 03 Time: 1:22.275 Laps: 53 Driver: David Coulthard Car: RB4 01 Time: 1:22.581 Laps: 54 Circuit length: 4.423 km Fastest Lap: Timo Glock 1:19.779 David Coulthard was at the wheel...

SUCCESSFUL SHAKEDOWN FOR NEW CAR

Driver: Mark Webber
Car: RB3 03
Time: 1:22.275
Laps: 53

Driver: David Coulthard
Car: RB4 01
Time: 1:22.581
Laps: 54

Circuit length: 4.423 km
Fastest Lap: Timo Glock 1:19.779

David Coulthard was at the wheel of Red Bull Racing's challenger for the 2008 season, the RB4, giving the new car its first ever run at the Jerez circuit today. The day can be described as successful, given that DC completed a total of 54 laps, putting in some long runs in dry conditions this afternoon, having completed a couple of installation laps on a damp track in the morning.

ADRIAN NEWEY: "Today was all about giving the new car a good shakedown and getting some miles on it. Now we hope to settle down to proper performance testing, starting in Valencia next week. The car's potential? Far too early to say!"

GEOFFREY WILLIS: "This was an encouraging start with quite a few laps completed for what was a shakedown day. We went through most of the systems and completed much of what we needed to do prior to performance testing. We were able to look at several elements, such as the cooling system and various other data, with everything working reasonably well. We now have a few days to get more parts ready for some tough testing in Valencia next week."

Running alongside RB4, Mark Webber continued in RB3 today. "This has been a successful test and we are happy with the progress made," commented Chief Test Engineer, Ian Morgan. "We worked mainly on tuning the electronics, with particular regard to starts and got through all our programme."

The team resumes testing at the Valencia circuit, running from 22 to 24 January.

-credit: red bull

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , David Coulthard , Timo Glock
Teams Red Bull Racing
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