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Webber continues recovery in Valencia

Mark Webber has continued with his recovery from a broken leg after completing two days of running during a private test session for the Red Bull Racing team in Spain.

The team completed four days of running Valencia to shake down its second new RB5 and continue with the development programme on the new car that started during its initial test at Jerez earlier in February.

With good weather conditions throughout the week, the team was able to complete plenty of meaningful running as Webber and team-mate Sebastian Vettel both spent two days at the wheel.

Webber's running, on the first two days, was his most meaningful time behind the wheel since his cycling accident back in November and the Australian was pleased with the progress made.

“We worked through some stuff that was a bit more specific to Melbourne, as the Valencia track is pretty good for this, being quite easy on rear tyres,” he said. “I'd say the car development is coming on well and so is the 'Mark Webber Leg Development programme'.

“This was the first time I've driven for two days in a row and that went well and there were no ill effects afterwards. The leg is getting more and more normal with every passing day and hopefully, by the time we get to Melbourne, I should have the equivalent of six or seven grands prix distances under my belt.”

Team-mate Vettel was also happy with his own two days of running behind the wheel of the RB5.

“We have done a lot of laps, but we must continue to work hard at the upcoming tests,” he said. “Really, it won't be until we all run in Australia that we will see where we are compared to the others.”

Red Bull is amongst the teams to have started testing again today at Jerez.


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