Red Bull Valencia test notes 2006-01-31

Judging by today's weather, this year's crop of Valencia oranges should be particularly juicy given the amount of water they have soaked up. Of course, that's no consolation to the vitamin C deficient Red Bull Racing crew, whose first day of...

Judging by today's weather, this year's crop of Valencia oranges should be particularly juicy given the amount of water they have soaked up. Of course, that's no consolation to the vitamin C deficient Red Bull Racing crew, whose first day of testing at the Spanish circuit was held entirely on a wet track.

"The track did eventually dry out enough to run on intermediate tyres, but it was never completely dry," lamented chief test engineer Ian Morgan. "Nevertheless, our car ran very reliably all day with no problems."

Christian Klien was in the cockpit today and was not impressed with soggy Spain. "I seem destined to be a rain driver", he said. "I did a full day of wet weather testing in Jerez, my day in Barcelona was wiped out because of rain and snow and then today it was wet again!"

"You never really learn that much about a car in the wet, but hopefully when it's my turn to drive again on Thursday, the weather will have improved."

David Coulthard will be at the wheel of the RB2 tomorrow.

Car: RB2
Driver: Christian Klien
Laps: 43
Best time: 1:22.59
Circuit length: 4.005km

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien