Red Bull finished the Friday in Valencia second and third fastest, on a track which they suspected wouldn’t suit the RB6.
The team used the day to evaluate their new F-ducts as Sebastian Vettel was less than a tenth of a second quicker than teammate Mark Webber.
“Overall a good day, we did a lot of laps, we didn't have any problem with the car so we could follow our programme like it should be on a Friday,” said Webber. “We need to see if we keep the F-duct in the car, we need to confirm that, but all in all I think the pace was promising today considering this shouldn't be our strongest track. We did a step forward with the whole car – it was a good day for us.”
Sebastian Vettel failed to finish this race last year thanks to an engine problem, but he had a trouble free day today and is looking forward to qualifying. “We had a good Friday programme with no interruptions and evaluated the tyres and the F-duct which we will look into tonight – as we all know it's not without its challenges getting that thing working,” said the German.
“The track changed a lot this afternoon, the conditions were moving around a bit. But a very productive day for us: the car ran faultlessly and was pretty comfortable so looking forward to tomorrow.”