Red Bull complete another race weekend simulation on Day 2


Red Bull used Day 2 of the final pre-season test in Barcelona to complete its second race weekend simulation.

Sebastian Vettel completed 125 laps in the RB6, as the sun shone over the Circuit de Catalunya.

Ian Morgan, the team’s Head of Race Engineer, said the team are happy with the new car, and that testing is progressing nicely. “Today was almost a repeat of the race simulations we did with Mark yesterday and it all went pretty much to plan. We stopped the car again during the race simulation, which was precautionary to check a couple of things, but it was only a minor problem and we quickly got running again. Sebastian finished the race simulation completely before the end of the session; we did a lot of laps and we're pretty happy with the car.”

Vettel explained how he was not overly concerned with having to stop for minor reliability issues, and stressed that the team still had much work to do over the remaining two days of the test. “It was good today – we didn't have any major problems. We had to stop in the afternoon for a minor issue, but it's quite normal in testing. When you're testing, you don't want to risk any damage so it's best to switch the car off and stop if you don't have to push when there's an alert in the background. We had a lot ofrain in Jerez so we still have a lot to do over the last two days here, such as finding ou tmore about the tyres and doing some set up work.”

The young German returns to the car for Day 3 before handing it back over to Mark Webber on Sunday.