Red Bull Jerez test summary 2006-07-19/21

The summer testing ban came along in fine style for Red Bull Racing today, as the team ended the final test until after the Turkish Grand Prix, with Christian Klien posting a competitive second fastest time. With three grands prix in between now...

The summer testing ban came along in fine style for Red Bull Racing today, as the team ended the final test until after the Turkish Grand Prix, with Christian Klien posting a competitive second fastest time.

With three grands prix in between now and the next test, tyre evaluation for the German, Hungarian and Turkish Grands Prix was the main item on the agenda, with David and Christian working on different tyre programmes, while Robert concentrated on data acquisition work aimed more at long term development.

"We had a couple of engine and clutch related problems on the first two days, but we completed the programmes all the same," said Chief Test Engineer, Ian Morgan.

"Apart from tyres, we did more aerodynamic development work, as well as testing power steering and suspension geometry. Overall it has been an encouraging test and it's good to see our car near the top of the time sheet, which hasn't happened in a while."

Car: RB2-04 and RB2-01

Wednesday
David Coulthard: 1:19.459 (66 laps)
Robert Doornbos: 1:18.982 (54 laps)

Thursday
David Coulthard: 1:18.719 (42 laps)
Robert Doornbos: 1:19.104 (49 laps)

Friday
Christian Klien: 1:17.320 (101 laps)

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Robert Doornbos , Christian Klien
Teams Red Bull Racing