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Productive day for Webber despite conditions

Mark Webber completes plenty of miles for Red Bull Racing on the third day of testing at Catalunya
Red Bull enjoyed a productive day on the third day of F1 testing in Barcelona, despite poor weather conditions during the morning preventing Mark Webber from completing his planned programme.

The Australian had been due to run through the same programme that team-mate Sebastian Vettel had completed on Saturday, with a simulation of final practice and qualifying being followed by a full race simulation during the afternoon.

Overnight rain prevented Webber from carrying out the practice and qualifying simulations, although he was able to spend the morning trying out the Pirelli intermediate tyres before completing a problem free race simulation in the afternoon.

Despite the enforced change to his programme, Webber was the busiest man on track as he completed more than 130 laps and set the fifth quickest time.

“We had a lot of rain overnight and it did upset our plans for Mark today,” head of race engineering Ian Morgan said. “The conditions in the morning meant we couldn't do a P3 or qualifying simulation, but it did allow Mark to get some running on the intermediate tyres, which was useful as he hasn't had that opportunity before.

“In the afternoon, with the track dry, we got down to the race simulation and I'm happy to say we got through that with absolutely no problems, which is always encouraging. It was a shame Mark didn't get to do a qualifying simulation but it was a pretty productive day otherwise, with some time on inters and the full race in the afternoon, so we're happy enough.”

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