Spanish GP: Red Bull and Toro Rosso preview

GOOD NEWS! AND NOT SO GOOD NEWS After three hectic races, it was time for the test teams to make their first appearance of the season, with Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso both running here last week. For the former, David Coulthard...

GOOD NEWS! AND NOT SO GOOD NEWS

After three hectic races, it was time for the test teams to make their first appearance of the season, with Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso both running here last week. For the former, David Coulthard and Mark Webber both got two days behind the wheel. Apart from trying prototype slick tyres for 2009, the main evaluation was of new aerodynamic components; all part of the on-going development programme. Results were positive, so these new bits will be on the car for the grand prix.

Life wasn't quite so sweet over at Scuderia Toro Rosso: the team was having its first proper test with STR3, due to make its race debut in Turkey, but the car French Kissed the barriers at Turn 9 and was badly damaged: a great shame as Bourdais had judged it a major step forward over the current car, after completing over 70 laps prior to the shunt.

-credit: redbull

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard
Teams Red Bull Racing , Toro Rosso