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Webber pleased so far

Mark Webber pleased with the early performance of the new RB8
Mark Webber says that Red Bull can be pleased with its progress so far in pre-season testing after bring his programme at Catalunya to an end yesterday.

The Australian was sixth quickest as Red Bull completed development work on the new RB8, having carried out race simulation work earlier in the week.

Webber said the team would now look at the data collected from the four day test to look at improvements that can be made when the team returns to Barcelona next week to complete the third test of the year.

“Today we got through a lot of stuff!” he said. “We tested a lot of elements and everything worked well, especially since we had such a big programme. That can mean not a lot of laps and a lot of garage time, but we gathered a lot of good information today and that's a pleasing way to finish the week.

“We have a lot of work to do back in Milton Keynes over the next few days to get the car ready for the next test. We've done well over these two first tests and the feeling is pretty good.”

Race engineer Ciaron Pilbeam was also pleased with the performance of the new car during the test.

“We had quite a lot of work to get through today, basically finishing off the performance and data gathering work we started at the beginning of the week,” he said. “It went well and we got through everything we wanted to, even though it was pretty busy this morning. Unlike yesterday, we had no issues at all and it was a good day's work.

“This test has been a good one I think in terms of information gathered, so we'll take it all back to the factory, have a look at all the data and try to apply what we learn from it when we come back here next week.”



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waldrive

February 26, 2012 10:33 AM

Hopefully Mark will have no issues with bad pit-stop strategies or "hold station" calls from the pit wall this year. On another totally unrelated topic, pigs have been sighted flying over Sydney this afternoon.

blzbub

February 25, 2012 8:34 PM

Last year, no one knew what to expect before the lights went out at the first race, the top teams will continue to play there cards close to there chests until they will be letting it all hang out in Melbourne, untill then, next weeks tests will be just another teaser.



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