Vettel Tops Timesheets On First Day Of Valencia Test

The new Red Bull RB7, driven by world champion Sebastian Vettel, was top of the timesheets on the first day of pre-season testing in Valencia today.

Vettel completed 93 laps in the new car that was launched at the track this morning. His best lap was 1:13:769.

“It was good today and I felt comfortable in the car, I enjoyed it,” said the German. “It was day one for most of us and there's a long way to go with testing ahead of the season and a very long racing season after that – with 20 races – so things can change! We've only made the first step today, but we had a reliable day and can be very proud of what we have achieved so far.”

Head of Race Engineering Ian Morgan also sounded very positive: “We had a very good shakedown with the RB7 today and completed everything we aimed to on day one. It's an encouraging start to what we hope will be a successful season for the RB7.”