Red Bull Jerez test summary 2006-07-05/07

Two points finishes in the last two races in North America, but we are not resting on our laurels - quite sensible really as some breeds of laurel leaves have sharp pointy bits that hurt if you rest on them. Red Bull Racing joined several other ...

Two points finishes in the last two races in North America, but we are not resting on our laurels - quite sensible really as some breeds of laurel leaves have sharp pointy bits that hurt if you rest on them. Red Bull Racing joined several other teams for a three day test (Wednesday to Friday) at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in southern Spain.

One car was used, fitted with a new cooling aero package. Apart from evaluating this, the bulk of the testing was devoted to assessing "prime" and "option" tyre choices for next weekend's French Grand Prix and "prime" choice for the race after that, in Germany.

"We completed our tyre programme, in itself an achievement with just one car and the new cooling package appears to be a definite improvement, which should bring some performance advantage at higher temperatures," said Chief Test Engineer, Ian Morgan.

"Our times are not really that representative, as Jerez is a very temperature-sensitive track, with fast times coming in the morning, when we were twice sidelined with car problems."

Car: RB2-04
Wednesday: Robert Doornbos, 39 laps, 1:19.542
Thursday: Christian Klien, 79 laps, 1:18.704
Friday: Christian Klien, 45 laps, 1:19.696

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Robert Doornbos , Christian Klien