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VIDEO: Loeb drives Red Bull F1 car.


Citroen's Sebastien Loeb put in an impressive performance this week when he joined the Red Bull Racing F1 team for the opening day of its winter test programme at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain.

Intended as a 'thank-you' by mutual sponsor Red Bull for winning the WRC drivers' title for a record fifth time in succession, Loeb completed 82 laps in total, his best a 1 minute 22.503 seconds, which left him eighth overall on the unofficial timesheets - just two tenths slower than Robert Kubica and quicker than the likes of Nelson Piquet Jr and Adrian Sutil.

Prior to that the Frenchman had a brief shakedown at Silverstone and here you can see how he coped when he took control of the Renault-powered RB4 for the very first time...





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Confused - Unregistered

November 22, 2008 9:42 AM

FooAtari I'm bemused by your comments because Loeb has raced against most of the greats. His first team mates were Colin McRae & Carlos Sainz.He has beaten Gronholm Solberg, Burns and Makkinen. I think you find that before Seb they used to do quite well and all have at least one championship.

So desu - Unregistered

November 20, 2008 2:11 PM

For me Loeb is certainly one of the greats. It's so cool to have witnessed this epoch of motorsport with Loeb, Schumi and Rossi at the same time. Of course the racing has changed a lot through the years and it's really both impossible and unfair to compare, but that doesn't make them any less great. I know it's only one test and it's his first, but I think this is even more impressive than Rossi's F1 tests or Schumi's SBK tests. I really doubt he'd switch though, and actually racing is something completely different.



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