Red Bull Racing had a productive second day at the official F1 testing in Jerez today, with improving weather conditions giving the team a time to run the new RB6 on a dry track.
Following on from a troubled first day Webber headed out for an installation lap 10 minutes in to the session, only returning to the track an hour later when the track had dried out.
With the team concentrating on set-up work Webber never troubled the top times finishing the session with a fastest lap of 1.22.043 some 2.050 seconds off the pace of Saubers’ Kamui Kobayashi. Webber did however complete a total of 100 laps during the session today.
Despite being out run by it’s junior team Webber remained positive about the test “It's been a very productive two days.” said the Australian. “We've had a few little niggles here and there with reliability, but despite that we've managed to complete quite a few laps with the new car.”
Webber went on to tell of how despite the bad weather yesterday the team have gathered useful information about the RB6 “We've had one wet and one dry day and learned a lot on both. We've still got quite a bit of testing to go before we get to Bahrain, which we're going to need to continue to understand the car and keep finding performance. But I'd say we're off to a pretty solid start and we've got a great base to build on.”
Red Bull return to track tomorrow with Sebastian Vettel taking over the driving duties.