“Being the first day of testing, there's always a few nerves when the car goes out, but we had very few problems. Mark managed to get through just over 323km of running [on day one] and we were able to get through about 90 per cent of what was on the list
“If I recall, this time last year we couldn't run in the morning because of fog, so the first day with the RB9 has been good. After a good start, however, I'd say we had an even more productive day today. We were able to get through most of the items on our agenda and focused on general car set-up work and aero-tests. We also managed to get through some background tests as well – making sure that everything is working as it should.
“The weather was ideal and, although the wind picked up in the afternoon, it didn't upset anything. I think Mark can be pleased with his first days with the RB9. We now have a lot of data to get through and some preparation work to get the car ready for Sebastian's first day in the car tomorrow.”